Tracey Patrick - Gold Coast Hospital “Advancing Your Vascular Access Team” Infusion Therapy PICC Services Gold Coast Hospital
Helen Hayes - Townsville Hospital “The Townsville Hospital Nurse Led PICC Journey
The ARROW® AGB+ Central Venous Catheter is treated with chlorhexidine (CHX) throughout the internal fluid path and external catheter body surface to help prevent microbial colonisation and central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Chlorhexidine is an ideal broad-spectrum antimicrobial4,5. Recent Australian clinical and economic research highlights the high incidence, substantial avoidable costs and preventability of CLABSI among intensive care unit patients.1-3 Extensive global use of CHX impregnated central venous catheters since the early 1990s has demonstrated their clinical and economic impact in CLABSI prevention.