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Bundling for the handling of central venous catheters: an exploratory-descriptive research

Keila Calil, Zenith Rosa Silvino, Geilsa Soraia Cavalcanti Valente


This is a dissertation project from the Professional Masters Program in Assisting Nursing. Aims: To identify, in the literature, the scientific evidence with regard to preventing Primary Bloodstream Infection (BSI) in patients using a Central Venous Catheter (CVC); to elaborate on standards and criteria based on the scientific evidence to evaluate the nursing actions with regard to the prevention of such infections and; to build a bundle to handle CVC in order to prevent BSI. Method: This is an exploratory-descriptive research, with a quantitative and qualitative approach, dealing with the scientific evidence found in Brazil and abroad.


Nursing; Process Management; Bundle; Bloodstream Infection


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Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Brasil), Unidade de Investigação e Prevenção das Infecções e dos Eventos Adversos. Corrente Sanguínea: Critérios Nacionais de Infecções Relacionadas à Assistência à Saúde. Brasília: Anvisa; 2009.