How can nosocomial infective endocarditis (NIE) be prevented?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: John L Brusch, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Prevention of vascular catheter infections is an important prophylactic approach in preventing nosocomial infective endocarditis (NIE). Protective factors include the insertion and maintenance of catheters by an infusion therapy team, the use of topical disinfectants and antibiotics, and the practice of coating catheters with antimicrobial agents.


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