volume 26, issue 1, P143-164 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2011.09.007
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Christopher J. Crnich, Paul Drinka

Abstract: Indwelling medical devices are increasingly used in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). These devices place residents at a heightened risk for infection and colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms. Understanding the risk and pathogenesis of infection associated with commonly used medical devices can help facilitate appropriate therapy. Programs to minimize unnecessary use of indwelling medical devices in residents and maximize staff adherence to infection control and maintenance procedures…

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