Reusable ECG lead wires and cables, which are placed on a CABG patient’s chest in close proximity to sternal incision sites for the duration of the inpatient stay are often cleaned inadequately.1,2
Learn what a retrospective analysis showed when facilities used Cardinal Health Kendall DLTM instead of reusable ECG lead wires.
1. Addison N, Quatrara B, Letzkus L, et al. Cleanliness of disposable vs nondisposable electrocardiography lead wires in children. Am J Crit Care. 014;23:424-428.
2. Lestari T, Ryll S, Kramer A. Microbial contamination of manually reprocessed, ready to use ECG lead wire in intensive care units. GMS Hyg Infect Control. 2013;8(1):1-7.