Chapter 9. Strategies for Prevention of Device-Related Nosocomial Infections

  1. Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal

Published Online: 29 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch9

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections

How to Cite

Shunmugaperumal, T. (2010) Strategies for Prevention of Device-Related Nosocomial Infections, in Biofilm Eradication and Prevention: A Pharmaceutical Approach to Medical Device Infections, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470640463.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470479964

Online ISBN: 9780470640463

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Keywords:

  • drug delivery carriers - eradicating biofilm formation on medical devices;
  • foreign body-related infection (FBRI) and strategies for device-related nosocomial infection prevention;
  • antibiotic-lock technique - treatment of uncomplicated catheter-related bacteraemia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Strategies for Prevention of Device – Related Nosocomial Infections

  • Removal of the Device

  • Salvage of the Device and Treatment with Antimicrobial Agents

  • Standardization of Aseptic Care

  • Choice of Catheter Insertion Site

  • Hand Hygiene and Aseptic Technique

  • Skin Antisepsis and Catheter Site Dressing Regimens

  • Catheter Material and in-Line Filters

  • Use of Lock Solutions for Intraluminal Therapy (“Antibiotic-Lock” Technique)

  • Recommendations for Calculated Antimicrobial Therapy

  • Recommendations for Aetiologically Guided Antimicrobial Therapy

  • Use of Alternative Substances and Approaches

  • New Directions in Medical Biofilm Control

  • Evaluating Biofilm Eradicating Strategies

  • Concluding Remark

  • Novel Drug Delivery Carriers

  • Lipid-And Polymer-Based Drug Delivery Carriers

  • References