Prevention of infection in peripheral intravenous devices
Irene Lavery Practice development facilitator, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh
Paula Ingram Clinical skills co-ordinator/practice development facilitator, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
This article focuses on peripheral intravenous cannulation devices as one source of infection. Using the chain of infection, each aspect is explored to help reduce or prevent infection.
Nursing Standard. 20, 49,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.08.20.49.49.c4484
Published in print: 16 August 2006Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review