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In a recent publication Caillouet (2012) describes a project to protect the intraluminal pathway with zero fluid displacement IV connectors. Caillouet
It is recognised the use of vascular access devices is associated with an under appreciated risk of bloodstream infection (Maki, Kluger, and Crinch 2006).
The importance of extraluminal and intraluminal sources of infection cannot be underestimated. As early as the first half of the 1970’s Maki et al