CLABSI Rates Lowered With Use of Zero Fluid Displacement Connector

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A poster presentation covered in a recent supplement to Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control found that intravenous connector design has a significant influence on rates of central-line associated blood stream infection.
 
The five-state study was conducted over 12 years in medical and surgical ICUs as well as in long-term acute-care settings.
 
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Researchers found that the rates of CLABSI decreased significantly when IV connectors were changed from negative or positive connectors to zero fluid displacement connectors, suggesting that medical equipment design can be instrumental in infection prevention. 
 

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