Y infusion connector

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Y infusion connector Y infusion connector - 0841364


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Triple lumen extension set in PUR with clamps and integrated Bionectors.

Catheter Site Infections
Intravenous catheters are now in routine use in most
veterinary practices for the administration of fluids,
medications, blood products and potentially parenteral
nutrition. As a direct conduit from the outside of the
patient to the inside, catheters require careful handling
and care to minimise complications such as thrombus
formation, thrombophlebitis and sepsis.

Infections associated with intravenous catheters are
reported to be one of the most frequent causes of
nosocomial infection in hospitalised patients in both
human and veterinary medicine1
. The most commonly
cultured organisms from catheters that are known to
be infected are generally transient skin bacteria such as
Staphylococcus spp, Steptococcus spp, Enterobacter
spp and Pseudomonas spp. Bacterial colonisation
of catheters is commonly present but the incidence
of septicaemia is reported as less than 5% in human
. The low human incidence of septicaemia is
due to a vigilant catheter management programme.
This includes the use and disinfection of closed
intravenous systems incorporating needle-free access
devices to minimise intraluminal progression of bacteria.
Catheter related infections in veterinary patients are
not thoroughly investigated, cultured and reported in
the same way but the figure is likely to be much higher
due to the nature of catheter positioning and patient

Intravenous catheter related infections are the result of
many different factors. However, hub colonisation and
intraluminal progression, which are associated with
more severe infections