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). [US] Oncology Nursing Society (ONS)
Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice (2021). [US] Infusion Nurses Society (INS)
Toolkit for Reducing Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (2012). [US] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
How-to Guide: Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (2012). [US] Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections (2011). [US] Interagency report
Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection (2009). [US] Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Patient Safety Component Manual. [US] Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Standards for Infusion Therapy (2016). [UK] Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
epic3: National Evidence-Based Guidelines for Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in NHS Hospitals in England (2014). [UK] Journal of Hospital Infection, commissioned by Department of Health (UK)
Healthcare-Associated Infections: Prevention and Control in Primary and Community Care (2012). [UK] National Institute for Health and Care 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)