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The Effects of Needleless Connectors on Catheter-Related Thrombotic Occlusions.
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PMID:  21399454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Needleless connectors have been introduced into clinical practice to prevent accidental needlestick injuries and associated bloodborne infections. Needleless connectors include the split-septum devices and the mechanical valves that are classified as neutral-, negative-, and positive-displacement types on the basis of their internal membrane or valve function. Some studies have reported that mechanical valves, especially positive-displacement valves, may decrease thrombotic catheter occlusions based on their valve function that prevents blood reflux into the intravascular catheter. This article describes the types of needleless connectors and reviews the evidence related to their effects on thrombotic catheter occlusions.
Authors:
Imad F Btaiche; Debra S Kovacevich; Nabil Khalidi; Lorelei F Papke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1539-0667     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2011 March/April
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101124170     Medline TA:  J Infus Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  89-96     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and Department of Pharmacy Services, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor (Dr Btaiche); Clinical Nurse Manager, HomeMed, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor (Ms Kovacevich); Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Director of International Programs, Department of Clinical, Social, and Administrative Sciences, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor (Dr Khalidi); and Clinical Nurse Manager, Vascular Access Service, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor (Ms Papke).
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