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The effects of needleless connectors on catheter-related thrombotic occlusions

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dc.contributor.author Btaiche, Imad F.
dc.contributor.author Kovacevich, Debra S.
dc.contributor.author Khalidi, Nabil
dc.contributor.author Papke, Lorelei F.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-10T08:35:45Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-10T08:35:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1533-1458 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4540
dc.description.abstract Needleless connectors have been introduced into clinical practice to prevent accidental needlestick injuries and associated bloodborne infections. Needleless connectors include the split-septum devices and the mechanical valves that are classified as neutral-, negative-, and positive-displacement types on the basis of their internal membrane or valve function. Some studies have reported that mechanical valves, especially positive-displacement valves, may decrease thrombotic catheter occlusions based on their valve function that prevents blood reflux into the intravascular catheter. This article describes the types of needleless connectors and reviews the evidence related to their effects on thrombotic catheter occlusions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title The effects of needleless connectors on catheter-related thrombotic occlusions en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOP en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105289 en_US
dc.author.department Pharmacy Practice Department en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Infusion Nursing en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 89-96 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/bbrc.1994.188310.1097/NAN.0b013e31820b3ea9 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Btaiche, I. F., Kovacevich, D. S., Khalidi, N., & Papke, L. F. (2011). The effects of needleless connectors on catheter-related thrombotic occlusions. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 34(2), 89-96. en_US
dc.author.email imad.btaiche@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://journals.lww.com/journalofinfusionnursing/Abstract/2011/03000/The_Effects_of_Needleless_Connectors_on.3.aspx en_US


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