On Surginfection, we present you an accurate and concise summary of the guidelines focussed on what you, the surgical trainee, need to know. Your local hospital guidelines may vary and should be consulted.
The Health Protection Surveillence Centre (HPSC) is a part of the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland. It collates and disseminates information regarding infectious disease.
In 2010 it published guidelines regarding prevention of intravascular catheters (i.e. IV lines)
Surginfection have summarised the guidelines:
Peripheral IV lines