Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 6th, 2005
According to a study from Mexico, "In developing countries, intravenous liquids are mixed and administered by nurses, sometimes under suboptimal infection control conditions.
"We hypothesized that outbreaks of infusion-associated neonatal bacteremias are common, and we evaluated whether they can be detected by vigilant microbiologic surveillance of infusion."
"We studied intravenous infusions administered to neonates in a Mexican hospital where mixtures of infusions were prepared in hospital wards.
"The study was performed in 3 stages:...
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