Contamination reduction during central venous catheterization.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

This study examined a simple technique for reducing contamination during catheterization of the internal jugular vein. Sixty patients were assigned randomly to receive either a traditional iodophor skin cleansing or an alcohol cleansing, followed by application of an iodophor-impregnated sterile film. In the cleansed with iodophor alone group, 83% of the anesthesiologists' glove tips were contaminated, and 13% of the catheter tips were contaminated. In contrast, in the group in which the sterile film was employed, contamination of gloves and catheters was virtually eliminated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Levy, JH; Nagle, DM; Curling, PE; Waller, JL; Kopel, M; Tobia, V

Published Date

  • February 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 165 - 167

PubMed ID

  • 3342628

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-3493

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00003246-198802000-00014


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States