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Implications for practice and research
Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing could be used to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection if the rate of infection has not decreased after the implementation of basic preventive measures.
Further research is warranted to analyse the appearance of chlorhexidine-resistant microorganisms with the use of chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing.
Intravascular catheters (IVC) are commonly used in hospitalised patients. However, the use of such catheters could entail infectious complications. Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) has been associated with increased morbidity, mortality and …
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