Rev Esp Quimioter 2016, 29(4):230-238
2016 Expert consensus document on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of short-term peripheral venous catheter-related infections in adult
JOSEP A. CAPDEVILA, MARÍA GUEMBE, JOSÉ BARBERÁN, ARÍSTIDES DE ALARCÓN, EMILIO BOUZA, M. CARMEN FARIÑAS, JUAN GÁLVEZ, MIGUEL ÁNGEL GOENAGA, FRANCISCO GUTIÉRREZ, MARTHA KESTLER, PEDRO LLINARES, JOSÉ M. MIRÓ, MIGUEL MONTEJO, PATRICIA MUÑOZ, MARTA RODRÍGUEZ-CREIXEMS, DOLORES SOUSA, JOSÉ CUENCA, CARLOS-A. MESTRES ON BEHALF THE SEICAV, SEMI, SEQ AND SECTCV SOCIETIES
The use of endovascular catheters is a routine practice in secondary and tertiary care level hospitals. Short peripheral catheters have been found to be associated with the risk of nosocomial bacteremia resulting in morbidity and mortality. Staphyloccus aureus is mostly associated with peripheral catheter insertion. This Consensus Document has been elaborated by a panel of experts of the Spanish Society of Cardiovascular Infections in cooperation with experts from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine, Spanish Society of Chemotherapy and Spanish Society of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery and aims at define and establish the norm for management of short duration peripheral vascular catheters. The document addresses the indications for insertion, catheter maintenance and registry, diagnosis and treatment of infection, indications for removal and stresses on continuous education as a driver for quality. Implementation of this norm will allow uniformity in usage thus minimizing the risk of infection and its complications.
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