Priority 20 from the Healthcare Associated Infections Project

UNCERTAINTY: Does keeping intravenous lines connected for 72 hours decrease HCAI compared to frequent connection and disconnection of intravenous lines in patients with intravenous lines? (Priority 20)
Overall ranking 20
JLA question ID 0088/20
Explanatory note Intravenous lines are often source of HCAI. Better maintenance of intravenous lines, for example, by keeping them connected with tubes, have the potential to decrease HCAI. This will also less frequent necessity for new intravenous lines. However, there is uncertainty about this issue.

None identified 

Health Research Classification System category Infection
Extra information provided by this project
Original uncertainty examples Does intravenous lines connected for their maximum life time (eg 72 hours) reduce the infection rate compared to patients who have multiple connections/disconnections?
Submitted by  1 x Miscellaneous
Project information
Project unique ID 0088
Project name Healthcare Associated Infections
Total number of uncertainties identified by this project. 259  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 February 2019