This presentation focuses on finding the most effective antiseptic to preventing intravenous catheter related infections (CRI). There have been many antiseptics used over the years for cleaning the site before insertion, during maintenance, and removal. But there still have been cases of CRI that are costly to hospitals, outpatient settings, and patients. In this benchmark study there have been 12 research articles that have been intensely reviewed to come up with own conclusion, the best antiseptic. Chlorhexidine has been found to be the most effective according to the 12 research articles compared with other antiseptics. The presentation is comparing chlorhexidine with the previous antiseptic the setting is already using. This could decrease mortality, cost, and hospital of stays.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters in Nursing
Ford, Tiara, "Intravenous Catheter Antiseptics to Prevent Infections" (2020). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 49.