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Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters

  1. Joan Webster1,2,3,*,
  2. Sonya Osborne4,
  3. Claire M Rickard2,5,
  4. Karen New6,7

Editorial Group: Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group

Published Online: 30 APR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 11 DEC 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007798.pub3


How to Cite

Webster J, Osborne S, Rickard CM, New K. Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007798. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007798.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Griffith University, NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Nursing, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Queensland, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  4. 4

    Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing, Kelvin Grove (Brisbane), Queensland, Australia

  5. 5

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

  6. 6

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  7. 7

    Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

*Joan Webster, joan_webster@health.qld.gov.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 30 APR 2013

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Barker 2004 {published and unpublished data}
Nishanth 2009 {published data only}
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Rickard 2012 {published and unpublished data}
  • Rickard CM, Webster J, Wallis MC, Marsh N, McGrail MR, French V, et al. Routine versus clinically indicated replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters: A randomised equivalence trial. Lancet 2012;380(9847):1066-74.
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  • Van Donk P, Rickard CM, McGrail MR, Doolan G. Routine replacement versus clinical monitoring of peripheral intravenous catheters in a regional hospital in the home program: A randomized controlled trial. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2009;30(9):915-7.
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  • Webster J, Clarke S, Paterson D, Hutton A, van Dyke S, Gale C, et al. Routine care of peripheral intravenous catheters versus clinically indicated replacement: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2008;337:a339.

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References to other published versions of this review

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  3. Additional references
  4. References to other published versions of this review
Webster 2010