Preventions

How to prevent infection in vascular access?

  • Teach patients and staff on infection control
  • Change dressing each time after dialysis using gauze and povidone iodine ointment.
  • Catheter care and measuring flow are done in a sterile way.
  • Catheter connection and disconnection is done in a sterile way wearing gloves and mask.
  • By this technique, trials showed a significant reduction in the stapholococcusaurius, reduced incidence of bacteremia and catheter tip colonization.