Microbiological Hazards of Infusion Therapy: Proceedings of by R. Hambleton, M. C. Allwood (auth.), Professor I. Phillips,

By R. Hambleton, M. C. Allwood (auth.), Professor I. Phillips, Dr P. D. Meers, Professor P. F. D’Arcy (eds.)

All too frequently the end result of contemporary medication are blighted through avoidable an infection while sufferers on whom technical abilities were lavished die or lose a gain they could differently have loved. even if the sort of loss is pricey either by way of human tragedy and of wasted time and assets, scant cognizance is paid to its prevention in comparison with that which matches into the improvement and use of the complex suggestions which so usually deliver infections of their educate. The intravascular direction for biochemical. pharmacological, dietary and different physiological help and tracking essential to sufferers present process the various challenging smooth clinical tactics opens a channel in which an infection all too simply unearths a fashion. whilst it does it can be unsuspected and un­ detected till too overdue by means of these whose consciousness is mounted at the finish they search whereas forgetting that the capacity they use can produce preventable affliction. the most important clinical use of the intravascular direction is for 'intravenous therapy'. Lip-service is paid to the concept that this incorporates an important morbidity and mortality, yet unusually little has been performed to degree its occurrence or layout measures to prevent it. within the early Nineteen Seventies, the clinical and pharmaceutical professions, and the lay public, have been startled through the belief of the microbiological danger to sufferers infused with items which were topic to production blunders of their layout or seasoned­ duction.

Show description

Read or Download Microbiological Hazards of Infusion Therapy: Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the University of Sussex, England, March 1976 PDF

Best international books

The semitic languages : an international handbook

The guide of Semitic Languages bargains a complete reference device for Semitic Linguistics in its vast feel. it isn't limited to comparative Grammar, even though it covers additionally comparative points, together with class. via comprising a bankruptcy on typology and sections with sociolinguistic concentration and language touch, the notion of the publication goals at a slightly entire, independent description of the cutting-edge in Semitics.

Machine Intelligence: An International Bibliography with Abstracts of Sensors in Automated Manufacturing

In 1981 Robotics Bibliography used to be released containing over 1,800 references on commercial robotic study and improvement, culled from the medical literature over the former 12 years. It used to be felt that sensors to be used with commercial robots merited a bit and hence simply over 2 hundred papers have been incorporated.

Nomenklatur der Anorganischen Chemie: International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Unentbehrlich für jeden Chemiker - die offiziellen IUPAC-Richtlinien in deutscher SpracheAllgemein gültige und anerkannte Sprachregelungen sind die wichtigste Grundlage dafür, daß sich Chemiker der verschiedensten Teildisziplinen und auch Nichtchemiker über chemische Probleme verständigen können. Dieses Buch enthält die offiziellen Richtlinien zur Nomenklatur anorganischer Verbindungen, wobei auch schwierigere Fragen wie* Defektstrukturen von Festkörpern* Ligandenhierarchie bei metallorganischen Verbindungen* Namensgebung von mehrkernigen Komplexeneingehend und leicht verständlich behandelt werden.

Extra resources for Microbiological Hazards of Infusion Therapy: Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the University of Sussex, England, March 1976

Example text

In addition, an attempt should be made to determine the nature and lot numbers of all other fluids and intravenous medications the patient has received in the preceding 24-48 hours. A sterile closure (a sterile ensheathed needle works very well) should be placed on the end of the administration tubing and the entire system transported to the laboratory in a plastic bag for immediate culture. Ten to 20 ml of fluid can be withdrawn from the line with a syringe: and 0·1 ml spread on the surface of a blood agar plate or 1 ml incorporated into a conventional trypticase soy agar pour plate.

How- 26 MICROBIOLOGICAL HAZARDS OF INFUSION THERAPY ever, except for those rare instances of long standing intrinsic contamination of f1uid 3o . 31 , it is unlikely that these slow-growing organisms pose much of a hazard to the hospitalized patient receiving infusion therapy. 29-31a. 3 Microbial physiology of growth in infusion fluid Microbial physiologists have long been aware of the wide range in nutritional requirements and adaptability to environmental extremes among the various microbial species 32 .

1971). Current national patterns, United States, Proceedings 0/ the International Conference 011 Nosocomial Infections. (Chicago: American Hospital Association) 78. Goldmann, D. , Fulkerson, C. , Dixon, R. , Maki, D. G. and Bennett, J. V. (1976). Nationwide epidemic of septicemias caused by Contaminated intravenous products. II. Assessment of the problem by a National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System. (Submitted for publication) 3 Additivesan additional hazard? P. F. 1 51 52 54 56 BACKGROUND INFORMATION Use of intravenous infusion fluids Intravenous infusion fluids have been in clinical use for nearly a century and a half.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.40 of 5 – based on 42 votes