Effect of education on the rate of and the understanding of risk factors for intravascular catheter-related infections


Yilmaz G., Caylan R., Aydin K., Topbas M., Koksal I.

INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, vol.28, no.6, pp.689-694, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1086/517976
  • Title of Journal : INFECTION CONTROL AND HOSPITAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.689-694

Abstract

Objective. Intravascular catheters are indispensable tools in modern medical therapy. In spite of their great benefits, however, the widespread use of catheters leads to several complications, including infections that cause significant morbidity, mortality, and economic losses for hospitalized patients.