New research may help explain why hundreds of thousands of Americans a year get sick and tens of thousands die after bacteria get into their blood. It also suggests why some of those bloodstream infections resist treatment with even the most powerful antibiotics.
A major international study led by University of Adelaide researchers aims to prevent death and serious illness caused by one of the most common infections contracted by patients in hospitals.
An IV connector known as an intraluminal protection device (IPD) significantly outperformed two widely used negative-pressure IV connectors in research performed at Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH).
A disinfection cap used in IV therapy was the subject of an award-winning, multi-site study at a four-hospital Chicago-area hospital system.
Linebacker, Inc. announces the availability of a whitepaper on the importance of catheter securement written by pediatric intensivist and anesthesiologist Gregory Schears, MD, of the Mayo Clinic.