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Disinfection Caps for Patients Requiring Central Access Lines

Last updated: January 25, 2021
Project Number: RB1540-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Medical Device
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of disinfection caps on central access lines?
  2. What are the evidence based guidelines regarding the use of disinfection caps on central access lines in pediatric or neonatal patients?

Key Message

Four systematic reviews (3 with meta-analyses), 3 randomized controlled trials, and 14 non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of disinfection caps on central access lines. No evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of disinfection caps on central access lines in pediatric or neonatal patients.