Catheter-Related Infection Prevention: A Review of the Basics

July 22, 2011

Catheters, both central venous and urinary, are medical devices that save lives, but they also can contribute to significant patient morbidity and mortality if the proper techniques for insertion, maintenance and removal are not followed. We review the basics of interventions related to infection prevention and control.

Catheters, both central venous and urinary, are medical devices that save lives, but they also can contribute to significant patient morbidity and mortality if the proper techniques for insertion, maintenance and removal are not followed. We review the basics of interventions related to infection prevention and control.