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Drip replacement ‘unnecessary’

The routine replacement of IV drips every three days in hospital wards is costly and clinically unnecessary, new data has found. Research published in The Lancet last month has the potential to save the Australian economy millions of dollars each year ...

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Raising expectations

Catheter-related blood stream infections and life-threatening hospital acquired infections present a challenge for healthcare professionals across the world, but with the right strategies they are also the most preventable. Annie May reports. Nurses and other health professionals need to move ...

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