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Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection
카테터 관련 균혈증
J Acute Care Surg 2014;4:53−57
Published online October 30, 2014

Ji Hoon Kim, M.D., Sung Jeep Kim, M.D., Hang Joo Cho, M.D., Ph.D.

Division of Trauma Surgery, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine,The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 응급의학교실 외상외과
Received October 7, 2014; Accepted October 20, 2014.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Catheter related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is the presence of bacteremia originating from an intravenous catheter. CRBSI increases health care cost, hospital stay, and of course mor-tality. Therefore, prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of CRBSI are very important. For prevention of CRBSI, choice of proper insertion location, skin preparation, hand hygiene and use of optimal sterile barrier precautions during insertion are all important. Employing multifaceted approaches including insertion and maintenance practice and feedback to the clinical team are effective means to increase compliance with evidence-based recommended practice. Deciding on catheter removal and systemic antibiotic type and duration based on culture reports are critical to decrease CRBSI mortality. (J Acute Care Surg 2014;4:53-57)
Keywords : Catheter-related infections, Sepsis

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