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dc.creatorBreslin, Joseph
dc.creatorLe, Be-Ut
dc.creatorVon Hofen, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-02T19:48:35Z
dc.date.available2023-11-02T19:48:35Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/9160
dc.description.abstractCentral venous catheters (CVC) related infections are a significant cause of iatrogenic mortality, morbidity and increased length of stay in intensive care unit populations in the United States, with over 28,000 deaths and an associated cost of over $2 Billion US dollars per year. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli were found to produce a significant amount of biofilm on hair shaft surfaces while E. Coli inhabited cuticle scale edges. E. coli and P. aeruginosa were found to be responsible for 8% and 16%, respectively, of central venous catheter related infections. Although a direct relationship between hair hygiene and central lines has yet to be determined, establishing a hospital-wide policy regarding CVC patient hair maintenance for central line infection prevention may be warranted.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofTUHS Nurse Residency EBP Projects
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectIntravenous catheterization
dc.subjectHair--Care and hygiene
dc.subjectNosocomial infections--Prevention
dc.titleHair Hygiene & Central Line Infections in the Critical Care Setting
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dc.type.genrePoster (Research)
dc.contributor.groupTemple University. Hospital
dc.description.departmentNursing
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/9123
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dc.description.schoolcollegeTemple University Health System
dc.temple.creatorBreslin, Joseph
dc.temple.creatorLe, Be-Ut
dc.temple.creatorVon Hofen, Alexander
refterms.dateFOA2023-11-02T19:48:35Z


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