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IV3000* Guideline for preventention of intravascular device-related infections abstract

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Guideline for prevention of intravascular device-related infections. US Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, 1996.


The Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections have been developed for practitioners who insert catheters and for persons who are responsible for surveillance and control of infections in hospital, outpatient, and home healt-care settings. This report provides health-care practitioners with background information and specific recommendations to reduce the incidence of intravascular catherer-related bloodstream infections.