Connectors as a risk factor for blood-associated infections (3-way stopcock and needleless connector): A randomized-experimental study


Sengul T., Guven B., Ocakci A. F. , Kaya N.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.48, ss.275-280, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajic.2019.08.020
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.275-280

Özet

Background: Microorganisms causing catheter-related bloodstream infections colonize to intravenous catheters (IVC)-particularly to connectors mounted to catheters. The aim of this study was to examine the colonization in 3-way stopcock (TWS) connectors and needleless connectors (NCs) that integrated into central, port, and peripheral venous catheters.