Guidelines for infection control in intravenous therapy

D. A. Goldman, D. G. Maki, F. S. Rhame, A. B. Kaiser, James H. Tenney, J. V. Bennett

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Abstract

Infusion-associated septicemia is an appreciable hazard to the more than 8 million patients who receive intravenous therapy in U.S. hospitals each year. Rigorous infection control measures are necessary if the risk of sepsis is to be reduced. Bases on CDC studies and a critical review of previously published investigations, guidelines are proposed for the prevention and management of infections caused by intravenous therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-850
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of internal medicine
Volume79
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

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