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Vol. 217. Num. 8.November 2017
Pages 439-494
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DOI: 10.1016/j.rceng.2017.04.006
Peripheral venous catheter, a dangerous weapon. Key points to improve its use
Catéter venoso periférico, un arma peligrosa. Puntos clave para mejorar su uso
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A. Capdevila-Reniua, J.A. Capdevilab,
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a Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain
b Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital de Mataró, Mataró, Spain
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Table 1. Checklist for an appropriate manipulation of peripheral catheters. If these are not fullfilled, the prompt removal of the catheter is advised.
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Catheter-related bacteremia is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infection. Is associated to high rates of morbidity and mortality, including an economic burden. Peripheral venous catheter bacteremia is a leading cause of nosocomial infection in internal medicine departments. In this article, we review some important key points to improve its use and avoid infections.

Keywords:
Catheter-related infection
Catheter-related bacteremia
Nosocomial infection
Prevention
Peripheral venous catheter
Phlebitis
Bloodstream infection
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La bacteriemia relacionada con el uso de catéteres venosos es una de las principales causas de infección nosocomial que se asocia a importante morbilidad, mortalidad e incremento del gasto sanitario. El catéter venoso periférico es una causa importante de bacteriemia nosocomial en los servicios y/o unidades médicas. En este artículo revisamos los aspectos más importantes de su uso que pueden contribuir a prevenir la infección relacionada con estos catéteres periféricos.

Palabras clave:
Infección relacionada con catéteres
Bacteriemia por catéter
Infección nosocomial
Prevención
Catéter venoso periférico
Flebitis
Bacteremia

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