A New Way to Look at Catheter-Related Infections

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Lecture Overview

Central venous catheter care is imperative to ensure patients are free from any infection. Having finished her PhD, Dr Nicole Gavin presents findings from her research paper. She explores the fundamental principles of infection prevention when administering parenteral nutrition.


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Nicole Gavin

Dr Nicole Gavin is an experienced haematology and bone marrow transplant nurse and a nurse research at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Her main research interest is infection in patients diagnosed with cancer. Infection is the leading cause of death for people with cancer despite advances in treatment and supportive care leading to long-term survival. Nicole’s PhD investigates how microorganisms grow in intravenous solutions in central venous access devices. See Educator Profile