Safety in the ICU
Facing down intraluminal contamination risks with innovative stopcock design
Stopcocks have a mixed reputation among medical staff who use them. On the one hand, the device simplifies infusion, blood sampling and drug administration routines and is included in many standard procedures. On the other hand, research has validated the concern of increased risk of intraluminal contamination when using stopcocks.
CDC Guidelines for catheter related infection prevention in ICU
The burden of infection control is even greater in critically ill patients, as they are naturally weakened by their state of health.
Efforts to Reduce Risk of Error in Anesthesia Drug Administration
Just the thought triggers a sense of unease for any anesthetist, CRNA and medical practitioner responsible for any aspect of drug administration in a hospital environment.
December 18, 2017
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