Does the patient meet the criteria for definite catheter-related septicemia?
Does the patient meet the criteria for probable catheter-related septicemia?
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Purpose: To determine if a person with an intravascular catheter meets the criteria of Raad and Bodey for catheter-related septicemia.
Specialty: Infectious Diseases, Cardiology, Surgery, general, Hematology Oncology
Objective: criteria for diagnosis, complications, failure handling and therapy escalation