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Role of Patient Awareness in Prevention of Peripheral Vascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection

  • Seamus Mark McHugh (a1) (a2), Mark Anthony Corrigan (a1) (a2), Borislav D. Dimitrov (a3), Margaret Morris-Downes (a4), Fidelma Fitzpatrick (a4) (a5), Seamus Cowman (a6), Sean Tierney (a7), Arnold D. K. Hill (a1) (a2) and Hilary Humphreys (a4) (a4)...

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland01 4022100 (seamusmchugh@rcsi.ie)

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Role of Patient Awareness in Prevention of Peripheral Vascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection

  • Seamus Mark McHugh (a1) (a2), Mark Anthony Corrigan (a1) (a2), Borislav D. Dimitrov (a3), Margaret Morris-Downes (a4), Fidelma Fitzpatrick (a4) (a5), Seamus Cowman (a6), Sean Tierney (a7), Arnold D. K. Hill (a1) (a2) and Hilary Humphreys (a4) (a4)...

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