International Guidelines for Infection Prevention and Patient Safety

Reputable published guidelines and standards for catheter care and management are available from several societies and health organizations. Links to these organizations are provided here for your reference.

Name of Guideline Organization Website
Access Device Standards of Practice for Oncology Nursing (2017). [U.S.] Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (2016). [U.S.] Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
Advancing Excellence in Health Care: Recommendations for Patient Safety and Infection Prevention (2012). [U.S.] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
How-to Guide: Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (2012). [U.S.] Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections (2011). [U.S.] Interagency report
Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection (2009). [U.S.] Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Manual: Patient Safety Component Protocol (2009). [U.S.] Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Nursing Best Practice Guideline: Care and Maintenance to Reduce Vascular Access Complications (2005). [CAN] Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Standards for Infusion Therapy (2016). [U.K.] Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals (2014). [U.K.] Journal of Hospital Infection, commissioned by Department of Health (UK)
Infection Control: Prevention of Healthcare–Associated Infections in Primary and Community Care (2012). [U.K.] National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
ESPEN Guidelines on Parenteral Nutrition: Central Venous Catheters (Access, Care, Diagnosis and Therapy of Complications) (2009). [EU] European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)