Daily change of an antiseptic dressing does not prevent infusion phlebitis: A controlled trial

Leonard Leibovici*, 015 Nursing Staff, Department of Internal Medicine B

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Abstract

We carried out a controlled, randomized study in which we compared the incidenceof infusion phlebitis in 83 patients whose povidone-iodine dressing over the infusion site was changed daily with a control group of 84 patients whose original dressing was left unchanged. Over 3 days the cumulative incidence of phlebitis in the study group was 60% and in the control group 59%. We conclude that the daily change of an antiseptic dressing does not reduce the risk of infusion phlebitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1989

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