Best Nursing Practice to Prevent Central Line Blood Infection in Pediatric Population

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Best Nursing Practice to Prevent Central Line Blood Stream Infection in Pediatric Population Ages 0-18.
Central venous catheters (CVC) have become a common tool to provide venous access for administration of medications and fluids to adult and pediatric patients. However, because central venous catheters (CVCs) disrupt skin integrity they can greatly increase the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) in addition to septic thrombophlebitis, endocarditis, metastatic, abscesses, as well as other mechanical complications during insertion (Kline, 2005). These nosocomial infections are a significant source of morbidity, mortality, and increase medical expenses for both hospitalized adult and pediatric patients each year...
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