Alcohol-impregnated disinfection cap may curb infection rates

01/4/2013 | Nurse.com

Researchers looked at contamination rates among 799 patients from three U.S. hospitals and found a 52% decline in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections when a 70% alcohol-impregnated disinfection cap was used, instead of a standard cleaning protocol. Systemwide use of alcohol-impregnated disinfection caps would prevent 21 CLABSIs and four deaths annually, researchers estimated. The study appeared in the American Journal of Infection Control.

View Full Article in:

Nurse.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
President/Chief Executive Officer
MedCost
Winston-Salem, NC
Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Patent Attorney
Coats and Bennett PLLC
Cary, NC
Director, Payer Marketing
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Sr. Regulatory Specialist, Biotech Center of Expertise
BASF, The Chemical Co.
San Diego, CA
Chief Medical Officer, Texas Children's Health Plan
Cejka Executive Search for Texas Childre's Health Plan
Houston, TX