Stickers used for identification of intravenous lines may be a source of contamination.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Nov 7;
Authors: Guembe M, Pérez Granda MJ, Cruces R, Martín-Rabadán P, Bouza E
This study assessed in an in vitro model the effect of 2% alcohol clorhexidine for the disinfection of stickers used for intravenous line identification. Nonadhesive sticker sides were associated with higher numbers of colony-forming units when manipulation was performed without 2% alcohol clorhexidine disinfection. Future clinical studies are needed to validate these data and design policies for daily sticker disinfection.
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