Sodium hypochlorite in antisepsis of children’s and new-born babies’ skin prior to insertion of peripheral venous catheter

Paolo Chiari, Domenica Gazineo, Olimpia Pezzullo, Veronica Ricciardi, Lucia Caso, Cristiana Forni

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Abstract

Antisepsis of the skin of children to whom a peripheral venous catheter (PVC) is to be attached is an important factor in
reducing catheter related infections. No data are available on the effectiveness of sodium hypochlorite. Explorative study
of children and new-born babies treated in hospital to ascertain bacterial contamination levels of PVC tips as surrogate
infection indicator. In a sample of 51 children and 52 new-born babies, catheter tips were found contaminated for 7.8% of
the children and 3.8% of the new-born babies. The positive results of this pilot study suggest that serious consideration
should be given to assessing Amukine Med 0.05% for use with PVCs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hospital Administration
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Peripheral venous catheter
  • Antisepsis of the skin
  • Children and new-born

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