National survey of suboptimal and unnecessary practices for central line placement and management in Thailand.

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National survey of suboptimal and unnecessary practices for central line placement and management in Thailand.

Am J Infect Control. 2013 Feb;41(2):e11-3

Authors: Apisarnthanarak A, Khawcharoenporn T, Mundy LM

Abstract
We conducted a national survey among hospitals in Thailand regarding practices associated with central line placement and management. Results of the survey identified that both suboptimal and unnecessary practices are being conducted. Connectors and hubs were not disinfected before access (49%), multidose vial use (43%), and routine culture of catheter tips (21%). Physician leadership and designated catheter insertion teams were associated with less unnecessary or suboptimal reported practices.

PMID: 23369316 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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