to analyze the national and international scientific research regarding the impact of the bundles in the prevention of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection in an adult intensive care unit.
integrative review of articles published in Portal Capes, Virtual Health Library, PubMed, Science Direct, Cochrane, CINAHL and SCOPUS, between 2011 and 2016.
16 articles were found, 100% related to the implementation of the bundles for the insertion of the central venous catheter and 50% to related to the maintenance of this device. The intervention time was varied, as were the number of measurements and the analyzation period analyzed (catheter insertion / maintenance). However, all studies showed that there was a reduction of between 26% e 100% of bloodstream infections related to the use of the device.
the adoption of the bundle showed a positive impact on the reduction of infections. However, there was no direct relationship between the number of measures described in the studies or length of implementation time or higher rates of infection reduction.
Catheter-related infections; Catheters; Intensive care unit; Hospital infection; Patient safety