Arterial Lines Do Cause Bloodstream Infections

Arterial lines are not completely benign.  They can definitely cause catheter-related bloodstream infections.  This study shows that arterial lines have a rate of bloodstream infection of about 1 in 1,000 catheter days.  Femoral arterial lines have a higher rate of infection compared with radial arterial lines (OR 1.93):


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Tags: Arterial lines, bloodstream infections, HPC updates, Vascular access

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