A crossover randomized prospective pilot study evaluating a central venous catheter team in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients.

TitleA crossover randomized prospective pilot study evaluating a central venous catheter team in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSecola R, Azen C, Lewis MA, Pike N, Needleman J, Sposto R, Doering L
JournalJournal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
Volume29
Issue6
Pagination307-15
Date Published2012 Nov-Dec
Abstract

Treatment for most children with cancer includes the use of a central venous catheter (CVC). CVCs provide reliable venous access for delivery of chemotherapy and supportive care. This advantage is mitigated by an increased risk of bloodstream infections (BSIs). Despite the ubiquitous use of CVCs, few prospective studies have been conducted to address infection prevention strategies in pediatric oncology patients.

DOI10.1039/c3an36928e
Alternate JournalJ Pediatr Oncol Nurs