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Table 4 Results of the ‘Behavior questionnaire on prevention of CLABSI

From: Prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections: a survey of ICU nurses’ knowledge and practice in China

How frequently are these practices used in your facility? Never, n (%) Rarely, n (%) Sometimes, n (%) Mostly, n (%) Always, n (%)
Maximum barrier precautions (cap, mask, sterile gown, sterile gloves, and a sterile full body drape) 110 (13.17%) 123 (14.73%) 102 (12.22%) 137 (16.41%) 363 (43.47%)
2% Chlorhexidine gluconate for antisepsis of the insertion site 121 (14.49%) 122 (14.61%) 151 (18.08%) 132 (15.81%) 309 (37.01%)
Use of suture-less securement devices 126 (15.09%) 163 (19.52%) 196 (23.47%) 131 (15.69%) 219 (26.23%)
Use of sterile, transparent, semi-permeable dressing to cover catheter site 86 (10.30%) 103 (12.34%) 170 (20.36%) 134 (16.05%) 342 (40.96%)
Transparent dressing replaced at least every 7 days 106 (12.69%) 103 (12.34%) 141 (16.89%) 142 (17.01%) 343 (41.08%)
Administration sets replaced no more frequently than at 96-h intervals, but at least every 7 days 107 (12.81%) 113 (13.53%) 149 (17.84%) 143 (17.13%) 323 (38.68%)
Prompt removal of catheter when no longer essential 87 (10.42%) 102 (12.22%) 175 (20.96%) 136 (16.29%) 335 (40.12%)
Routine catheter changes even if there is no suspicion of a CLABSI 115 (13.77%) 123 (14.73%) 192 (22.99%) 132 (15.81%) 273 (32.69%)