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Risk Factors for Bloodstream Infection in Patients Receiving Infusion Therapy at Home

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient receiving home infusion therapy for risk factors associated with bloodstream infections.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T80.2

Description:

Patients receiving infusion therapy in the home have a low rate of bloodstream infections. Certain risk factors can help identify those patients at increased risk who may benefit from preventive measures. The authors are from the CDC, Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai/Princess Margaret Hospitals (Toronto).

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