Flashcards in Catheter Associated Infections Deck (6)
What is phlebitis?
Induration or erythema, warmth, and pain or tenderness around catheter exit site
What is a tunnel infection?
Tenderness, erythema, and/or induration > 2 cm from catheter exit site, along the SQ tract of a catheter
What are sources of catheter related infections?
2. Skin flora
3. Contamination of catheter hub and lumen
4. Contamination of substance infused
What is the major source of CAI?
What are the risk factors for CAI?
1. Loss of skin integrity
2. Underlying disease
4. # of catheter lumens
5. Lack of IV team
6. Duration of placement
7. Emergent line placement
8. Location of catheter
9. Nursing staff variables