Prevention of infection in peripheral intravenous devices
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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.

Correspondence irene.lavery@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 49,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.08.20.49.49.c4484

Published in print: 16 August 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review