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Bacterial contamination of central venous catheters during insertion: a double blind randomised controlled trial

Bacterial contamination of central venous catheters during insertion: a double blind randomised controlled trial

Pediatric Surgery International 21(7): 507-511

Static electricity within sterile packaging may result in bacterial contamination of central venous catheters (CVCs) prior to insertion. To prevent this, some surgeons inject saline into the pack before opening it. This trial was designed to determine the effect of this procedure. A double blind randomised controlled trial of 47 CVCs comparing injection of 2 ml of sterile saline into the pack prior to opening with no injection was performed.

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PMID: 16010547

DOI: 10.1007/s00383-005-1478-6

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