Alcohol Caps or Alcohol Swabs With and Without Chlorhexidine: An In Vitro Study of 648 Episodes of Intravenous Device Needleless Connector Decontamination

Article


Flynn, Julie M., Rickard, Claire M., Keogh, Samantha and Zhang, Li. 2017. "Alcohol Caps or Alcohol Swabs With and Without Chlorhexidine: An In Vitro Study of 648 Episodes of Intravenous Device Needleless Connector Decontamination." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 38 (5), pp. 617-619. https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2016.330
Article Title

Alcohol Caps or Alcohol Swabs With and Without Chlorhexidine: An In Vitro Study of 648 Episodes of Intravenous Device
Needleless Connector Decontamination

ERA Journal ID13573
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsFlynn, Julie M. (Author), Rickard, Claire M. (Author), Keogh, Samantha (Author) and Zhang, Li (Author)
Journal TitleInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Journal Citation38 (5), pp. 617-619
Number of Pages3
Year2017
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN0899-823X
1559-6834
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2016.330
Web Address (URL)https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/infection-control-and-hospital-epidemiology/article/alcohol-caps-or-alcohol-swabs-with-and-without-chlorhexidine-an-in-vitro-study-of-648-episodes-of-intravenous-device-needleless-connector-decontamination/47F98B64C
KeywordsAdministration, Intravenous; Central Venous Catheters; Chlorhexidine; Cross Infection; Decontamination; Equipment Contamination; Ethanol; Humans; In Vitro Techniques
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020420599. Nursing not elsewhere classified
Public Notes

Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.

Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Department of Health, Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Permalink -

https://research.usq.edu.au/item/q6w5q/alcohol-caps-or-alcohol-swabs-with-and-without-chlorhexidine-an-in-vitro-study-of-648-episodes-of-intravenous-device-needleless-connector-decontamination

  • 54
    total views
  • 4
    total downloads
  • 3
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Embedding planetary health in nursing education: exploring the barriers and enablers to implementing changes in undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing curriculum
Martin, Sophia, Richards, Catelyn, Keogh, Samantha and Ward, Aletha. 2024. "Embedding planetary health in nursing education: exploring the barriers and enablers to implementing changes in undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing curriculum." Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 19 (2), pp. e261-e268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2023.11.008
Controlling peripheral intravenous catheter failure by needleless connector design: A pilot randomised controlled trial
Marsh, Nicole, Larsen, Emily, O'Brien, Catherine, Peach, Hannah, Keogh, Samantha, Davies, Karen, Mihala, Gabor, Hewer, Barbara, Booker, Catriona, McCarthy, Alexandra L., Flynn, Julie and Rickard, Claire M.. 2023. "Controlling peripheral intravenous catheter failure by needleless connector design: A pilot randomised controlled trial." Journal of Clinical Nursing. 32 (21-22), pp. 7909-7919. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16852
Safety and efficacy of midline catheters versus peripheral intravenous catheters: A pilot randomized controlled trial
Marsh, Nicole, Larsen, Emily N., O'Brien, Catherine, Ware, Robert S., Kleidon, Tricia M., Groom, Peter, Hewer, Barbara, Alexandrou, Evan, Flynn, Julie, Woollett, Kaylene and Rickard, Claire M.. 2022. "Safety and efficacy of midline catheters versus peripheral intravenous catheters: A pilot randomized controlled trial." International Journal of Nursing Practice. 29 (2), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijn.13110
Comparing compliance with commencement and use of two partograph designs for women in active labour: A randomised controlled trial
Lee, Nigel, Flynn, Julie, Gao, Yu and Kildea, Sue. 2023. "Comparing compliance with commencement and use of two partograph designs for women in active labour: A randomised controlled trial." Women and Birth. 36 (1), pp. e17-e24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2022.04.004
Reimagining the role of nursing education in emissions reduction
Ward, Aletha, Heart, Diane, Richards, Catelyn, Bayliss, Luke T., Holmes, Mark, Keogh, Samantha and Best, Odette. 2022. "Reimagining the role of nursing education in emissions reduction." Teaching and Learning in Nursing. 17 (4), pp. 410-416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2022.02.003
Evaluating methods for the use and decontamination of needleless connectors: A qualitative inquiry
Larsen, Emily N., August, Deanne, Keogh, Samantha, Flynn, Julie, Ullman, Amanda J., Marsh, Nicole, Cooke, Marie, McCarthy, Alexandra L. and Rickard, Claire M.. 2022. "Evaluating methods for the use and decontamination of needleless connectors: A qualitative inquiry." Infection, Disease and Health. 27 (4), pp. 175-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2022.04.002
Response to the Letter to the Editor regarding “Methods for microbial needleless connector decontamination: A systematic review and meta-analysis”
Flynn, Julie M., Larsen, Emily N., Keogh, Samantha, Ullman, Amanda J. and Rickard, Claire M.. 2019. "Response to the Letter to the Editor regarding “Methods for microbial needleless connector decontamination: A systematic review and meta-analysis”." American Journal of Infection Control. 47 (12), pp. 1521-1522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.07.002
Securement methods for peripheral venous catheters to prevent failure: a randomised controlled pilot trial
Marsh, Nicole, Webster, Joan, Flynn, Julie, Mihala, Gabor, Hewer, Barbara, Fraser, John and Rickard, Claire. 2015. "Securement methods for peripheral venous catheters to prevent failure: a randomised controlled pilot trial." The Journal of Vascular Access. 16 (3), pp. 237-244. https://doi.org/10.5301/jva.5000348
Needleless connector decontamination: To use, or not to use, chlorhexidine?
Flynn, Julie, Slater, Karen, Cooke, Marie and Rickard, Claire M.. 2018. "Needleless connector decontamination: To use, or not to use, chlorhexidine?" American Journal of Infection Control. 46 (8), pp. 959-960. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.003
An observational study of nurses’ intravenous flush and medication practice in the clinical setting
Keogh, Samantha, Shelverton, Caroline, Flynn, Julie, Davies, Karen, Marsh, Nicole and Rickard, Claire M.. 2017. "An observational study of nurses’ intravenous flush and medication practice in the clinical setting." Vascular Access. 3 (1), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3316/informit.629496319613481
Evaluating methods for effective decontamination of central venous access devices needleless connectors in adult hospital patients: A pilot randomised control trial protocol
Flynn, Julie M., Keogh, Samantha, Zhang, Li and Rickard, Claire M.. 2017. "Evaluating methods for effective decontamination of central venous access devices needleless connectors in adult hospital patients: A pilot randomised control trial protocol." Vascular Access. 3 (2), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3316/informit.632663924727375
The MIDLINE trial – managing intravenous devices among patients with limited vascular access or prolonged therapy: a pilot randomised control trial protocol
Marsh, Nicole, Larsen, Emily, Flynn, Julie, O’Brien, Catherine, Kleidon, Tricia, Groom, Peter, Hewer, Barbara and Rickard, Claire M.. 2020. "The MIDLINE trial – managing intravenous devices among patients with limited vascular access or prolonged therapy: a pilot randomised control trial protocol." Vascular Access. 6 (1), pp. 20-24. https://doi.org/10.33235/va.6.1.20-24
Maternal positioning with flexed thighs to correct foetal occipito-posterior position in labour: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Lee, Nigel, Munro, Victoria, Oliver, Kirra and Flynn, Julie. 2021. "Maternal positioning with flexed thighs to correct foetal occipito-posterior position in labour: A systematic review and meta-analysis." Midwifery. 99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103008
Disinfection of Needleless Connector Hubs: Clinical Evidence Systematic Review
Moureau, Nancy L. and Flynn, Julie. 2015. "Disinfection of Needleless Connector Hubs: Clinical Evidence Systematic Review." Nursing Research and Practice. 2015, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/796762
Nursing and midwifery practice for maintenance of vascular access device patency. A cross-sectional survey
Keogh, Samantha, Flynn, Julie, Marsh, Nicole, Higgins, Niall, Davies, Karen and Rickard, Claire M.. 2015. "Nursing and midwifery practice for maintenance of vascular access device patency. A cross-sectional survey." International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52 (11), pp. 1678-1685. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.07.001
Infection risks associated with peripheral vascular catheters
Zhang, Li, Cao, Siyu, Marsh, Nicole, Ray-Barruel, Gillian, Flynn, Julie, Larsen, Emily and Rickard, Claire M.. 2016. "Infection risks associated with peripheral vascular catheters." Journal of Infection Prevention. 17 (5), pp. 207-213. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177416655472
Methods for microbial needleless connector decontamination: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Flynn, Julie M., Larsen, Emily N., Keogh, Samantha, Ullman, Amanda J. and Rickard, Claire M.. 2019. "Methods for microbial needleless connector decontamination: A systematic review and meta-analysis." American Journal of Infection Control. 47 (8), pp. 956-962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.002
Varied flushing frequency and volume to prevent peripheral intravenous catheter failure: a pilot, factorial randomised controlled trial in adult medical-surgical hospital patients
Keogh, Samantha, Flynn, Julie, Marsh, Nicole, Mihala, Gabor, Davies, Karen and Rickard, Claire. 2016. "Varied flushing frequency and volume to prevent peripheral intravenous catheter failure: a pilot, factorial randomised controlled trial in adult medical-surgical hospital patients." Trials. 17 (1), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1470-6
Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness for peripherally inserted central catheters in adult acute hospital patients (CASCADE): a pilot randomised controlled trial
Chan, Raymond J., Northfield, Sarah, Larsen, Emily, Mihala, Gabor, Ullman, Amanda, Hancock, Peter, Marsh, Nicole, Gavin, Nicole, Wyld, David, Allworth, Anthony, Russell, Emily, Choudhury, Md Abu, Flynn, Julie and Rickard, Claire M.. 2017. "Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness for peripherally inserted central catheters in adult acute hospital patients (CASCADE): a pilot randomised controlled trial." Trials. 18 (1), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2207-x
Flushing of peripheral intravenous catheters: A pilot, factorial, randomised controlled trial of high versus low frequency and volume in paediatrics
Kleidon, Tricia M., Keogh, Samantha, Flynn, Julie, Schults, Jessica, Mihala, Gabor and Rickard, Claire M.. 2020. "Flushing of peripheral intravenous catheters: A pilot, factorial, randomised controlled trial of high versus low frequency and volume in paediatrics." Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 56 (1), pp. 22-29. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.14482
Implementation and evaluation of short peripheral intravenous catheter flushing guidelines: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial
Keogh, Samantha, Shelverton, Caroline, Flynn, Julie, Mihala, Gabor, Mathew, Saira, Davies, Karen M., Marsh, Nicole and Rickard, Claire M.. 2020. "Implementation and evaluation of short peripheral intravenous catheter flushing guidelines: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial." BMC Medical. 18 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01728-1
Needleless connector decontamination for prevention of central venous access device infection: A pilot randomized controlled trial
Rickard, Claire M., Flynn, Julie, Larsen, Emily, Mihala, Gabor, Playford, E Geoffrey, Shaw, Joanie, Keogh, Samantha, Ullman, Amanda, Zhang, Li, Gavin, Nicole, Kleidon, Tricia, Chopra, Vineet, McCarthy, Alexandra L., Rocha, Patricia Kuerten and Marsh, Nicole. 2021. "Needleless connector decontamination for prevention of central venous access device infection: A pilot randomized controlled trial." American Journal of Infection Control. 49 (2), pp. 269-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.07.026
Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]
Webster, J., Osborne, S., Rickard, C. M. and Hall, J.. 2010. "Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2010 (3), pp. 1-41.
Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]
Webster, J., Osborne, S., Rickard, C. M. and New, K.. 2013. "Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013 (4), pp. 1-42.
Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]
Webster, J., Osborne, S., Rickard, C. and New, K.. 2015. "Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015 (8), pp. 1-45. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007798.pub4
Prevention of Occlusion of cEnTral lInes for Children with cancer: An implementation study
Ullman, Amanda J., Condon, Paula, Edwards, Rachel, Gibson, Victoria, Takashima, Mari, Schults, Jessica, Dean, Anna, Cattanach, Paula, Nicholls, Wayne, Osborne, Sonya, Rickard, Claire M., Cooke, Marie and Kleidon, Tricia. 2020. "Prevention of Occlusion of cEnTral lInes for Children with cancer: An implementation study." Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 56 (12), pp. 1875-1884. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15067
Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters
Webster, Joan, Osborne, Sonya, Rickard, Claire M and Marsh, Nicole. 2019. "Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019 (1), pp. i-55. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007798.pub5
Sterile v aseptic non-touch technique for needle-less connector care on central venous access devices in a bone marrow transplant population: A comparative study
Flynn, Julie M., Keogh, Samantha J. and Gavin, Nicole C.. 2015. "Sterile v aseptic non-touch technique for needle-less connector care on central venous access devices in a bone marrow transplant population: A comparative study." European Journal of Oncology Nursing (EJON). 19 (6), pp. 694-700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2015.05.003
Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]
Webster, Joan, Osborne, Sonya, Rickard, Clare M. and New, Karen. 2013. "Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters [Review]." Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD007798.pub3