A trial of povidone-iodine antiseptic solution for the prevention of cannula-related thrombophlebitis

David, R. Thompson *, Nigel I. Jowett, Andrew M. Folwell, Terence W. Sutton

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Abstract

In a prospective trial of 200 adult patients, using a semiquantitative technique for culturing material from intravenous cannulae, we studied the efficacy of povidone-iodine antiseptic solution (test), and the use of no topical agent whatsoever (control). The incidence of cannula-related thrombophlebitis was slightly higher in the test group than in the control group. It is concluded that the use of povidone-iodine antiseptic solution does not reduce the incidence of cannula-related thrombophlebitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Intravenous Nursing
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Nursing(all)

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