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Closed system for the safe management of intravenous fluids and the reduction of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections

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Naldy Febré ,
Naldy Febré

Universidad Andres Bello, Facultad de Enfermería, programa de Magíster en Gestión de Riesgos, seguridad y salud en el trabajo. Santiago, Chile

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Cristian Rocco ,
Cristian Rocco

Clínica Universidad de los Andes, Chile. Servicio de Anestesiología

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Teresa Vergara ,
Teresa Vergara

Red Salud UC CHRISTUS, Departamento de Calidad. Santiago, Chile

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Pamela Ivanovic ,
Pamela Ivanovic

Universidad Andres Bello, Facultad de Enfermería. Santiago, Chile

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Andrea Sakurada ,
Andrea Sakurada

Hospital Clínico Universidad de Chile, Dirección de Calidad. Santiago, Chile

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Marcela Quintanilla ,
Marcela Quintanilla

Universidad de los Andes, Chile. Facultad de Enfermería y Obstetricia. Santiago

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Paola Viveros ,
Paola Viveros

Hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna, Subdirección de Gestión del Cuidado. Santiago, Chile

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Noskar Navarro ,
Noskar Navarro

Red Salud UC CHRISTUS, Departamento de Desarrollo Profesional. Santiago, Chile

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Miguel Valencia-Contrera ,
Miguel Valencia-Contrera

Universidad Andres Bello, Facultad de Enfermería, programa Doctorado en Ciencia de Enfermería. Santiago, Chile

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Katherine Olguín ,
Katherine Olguín

Universidad de Valparaíso, Escuela de Enfermería. Valparaíso, Chile

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Abstract

Introduction: The use of closed infusion systems for the administration of intravenous fluids has shown a notable impact on reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI); however, their adoption in Chile remains limited. Objective: This study aimed to assess the role of closed infusion systems in preventing CLABSI. Methods: A rapid literature review was conducted, consulting databases such as Web of Science, SCOPUS, PubMed, SciELO, CINAHL, the Cochrane Library, and BVS. The searches were carried out in the Spanish, English, and Portuguese languages; only studies with a quantitative approach were included, with no time limit and that answered the research question. The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care criteria were utilized to analyze the level of evidence and grade of recommendation. Results: Out of the nine articles reviewed, 11 % presented Level IA evidence, and 88.9 % presented evidence and a recommendation grade of IIB, indicating that patients receiving intravenous fluids through open containers are at a two to five times higher risk of developing CLABSI compared to those using closed systems. Conclusion: The employment of closed systems for the administration of intravenous fluids via CVC is associated with a significantly lower risk of acquiring CLABSI compared to the use of open systems. This finding underscores the necessity of promoting the use of closed infusion technologies as a preventative measure in the clinical setting.

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Febré N, Rocco C, Vergara T, Ivanovic P, Sakurada A, Quintanilla M, Viveros P, Navarro N, Valencia M, Olguín K. Closed system for the safe management of intravenous fluids and the reduction of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 20 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];4:1052. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/1052

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