We all want to live in a healthy environment no matter the place where we are. Whether we live in the city, in a village or in a hotel we like to have everything clean and safe.
If we happen to be in hospital we also want to be in a healthy environment and keep infections away.
The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) fights everyday to keep patients away from infections in hospital environments. New technologies are searched non-stop to reduce the number of central line infection detected in hospitals.
One of the ways which transmits infections is through the IV tube. A cap (called green cap) was invented to prevent infections through the IV tube. This cap is filled with alcohol and it needs to be used in the IV ports to be effective.
Some hospitals already use the green caps but most don’t. Rising awareness to this issue is one of the objectives of the APIC. Hospital infections must be reduced and effective techniques should be used. Green caps is a solution that has to be taken into consideration. Since they are effective and reduce the infection risk then they need to be used.