Cochrane Reviews

Peripheral venous catheters

Clinically indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters, 2019.

Vascular access specialist teams for device insertion and prevention of failure, 2018.

Devices and dressings to secure peripheral venous catheters to prevent complications, 2015.

Central venous catheters

Low molecular weight heparin for prevention of central venous catheterrelated thrombosis in children, 2020.

Normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride) versus heparin intermittent flushing for the prevention of occlusion in longterm central venous catheters in infants and children, 2020.

Antibiotics at the time of removal of central venous catheter to reduce morbidity and mortality in newborn infants, 2018.

Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride locking for prevention of occlusion in central venous catheters in adults, 2018.

Anticoagulation for people with cancer and central venous catheters, 2018.

Skin antisepsis for reducing central venous catheterrelated infections, 2016.

Central venous catheter (CVC) removal for patients of all ages with candidaemia, 2016.

Gauze and tape and transparent polyurethane dressings for central venous catheters, 2016.

Early removal versus expectant management of central venous catheters in neonates with bloodstream infection, 2016.

Antimicrobial dressings for the prevention of catheterrelated infections in newborn infants with central venous catheters, 2016.

Catheter impregnation, coating or bonding for reducing central venous catheterrelated infections in adults, 2016.

Frequency of dressing changes for central venous access devices on catheterrelated infections, 2016.

Venous cutdown versus the Seldinger technique for placement of totally implantable venous access ports, 2016.

Dressings and securement devices for central venous catheters (CVC), 2015.

Haemodialysis catheters

Antimicrobial lock solutions for preventing catheterrelated infections in haemodialysis, 2018.

Interventions for treating central venous haemodialysis catheter malfunction, 2017.

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents for preventing central venous haemodialysis catheter malfunction in patients with endstage kidney disease, 2016.

Neonatal catheters

Early planned removal versus expectant management of peripherally inserted central catheters to prevent infection in newborn infants, 2018.

Early planned removal of umbilical venous catheters to prevent infection in newborn infants, 2017.

Percutaneous central venous catheters versus peripheral cannulae for delivery of parenteral nutrition in neonates, 2015.

Arterial catheters

Ultrasoundguided arterial cannulation for paediatrics, 2016.

Vascular closure devices for femoral arterial puncture site haemostasis, 2016.

Administration Sets

Optimal timing for intravascular administration set replacement, 2013. 

Blood Sampling

Skin preparation with alcohol versus alcohol followed by any antiseptic for preventing bacteraemia or contamination of blood for transfusion, 2015.



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