- Dementia and prior catheter dysfunction are under-identified and under-documented risk factors for catheter-related bloodstream infection (CABSI).
Why this matters
- Patients with dementia may have higher rates of CABSI because of lack of proper care and hygiene technique.
- Improved identification may lead to earlier intervention.
- A total of 10 patients were diagnosed with dementia; the proportion of dementia was 14.29%.
- This was significantly higher than the general prevalence rate of 4% found in a cohort study of 16,694 patients (P=.0001).
- There were 53 patients who had catheter replacement/exchange because of catheter thrombosis; the average number of replacement/exchange was 2.57 per patient.
- The catheter thrombosis rate of 75.7% was significantly higher tha...