Aziz, A. (2009, November 12). Improving peripheral IV cannula care: Implementing high-impact interventions. British Journal of Nursing, 18(20), 1242-1246. Retrieved from Cinahl.
      In this review, Ann-Marie Aziz conducted an extensive research and discussed how infection prevention and control measures have been recognized as effective in reducing the risk of infection from peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulas. However, this depends on health care workers' compliance with guidelines for the care of patients with IV catheters and at times it is neglected in practice. This article discusses the care required for peripheral cannulas and shows how implementing the high-impact interventions can improve peripheral IV catheter care.   The author is Senior Infection Prevention and Control Nurse in South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester.   The article was published in a peer-reviewed British Journal of Nursing.   If infection control is to be successful, all staff must be involved in implementing procedures that reduce risks.   This review will be useful for our project focusing on infection prevention and control measures to minimize the risk of infection in peripheral IV line care.
Berry, H., Brothwell, A., Brown, M., & Drew, L. (2008, February). Rub-a-dub dub, how clean is your hub? (Intravenous, central, and peripheral port care). Nevada RNformation, 17(1), 21-21. Retrieved from Cinahl.
      In this article, Heather Berry, SN OSN, Amanda Brown, SN OSN, Molly Brown, SN OSN, Leslie Drew, SN OSN, University of Nevada, Reno, Orvis School of Nursing summarize many articles to prove how important it is to clean the Hub in intravenous, central, and peripheral port care because some bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (staph) is commonly carried on the skin or in the nose of healthy people.   It is one of the most common causes of skin infections in the United States.   Staph infections include MRSA, surgical wound infections, urinary tract infections,...