Most popular infusion and vascular access news items 2016

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To help set the scene for 2017 we have combed through the IVTEAM archives for most viewed postings of 2016. Our top ten items posted on IVTEAM makes an interesting read. Happy New Year.

  1. RCN Standards for Infusion Therapy 2016 now available - This edition features dedicated sections on patient safety and quality and on patient experiences and infusion therapy” RCN (2016). This updated edition includes sections which reflect changes in the delivery or commissioning of care since this guidance was last published in 2010. This edition features dedicated sections on patient safety and quality and on patient
  2. What is the outcome of leaving peripheral IV catheters longer than 96 hours - This study aimed to assess the risk factors for PIVC phlebitis in adults and provide a basis for indwelling time decisions” Zhu et al (2016). Abstract: Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) are widely used in clinical nursing, but indwelling time remains a subject of debate. This study aimed to assess the risk factors for PIVC phlebitis
  3. Peripheral venous cannula main cause of SAB hospital-acquired infection - Vascular access devices were associated with hospital-acquired SAB and peripheral venous cannulas were the source for most of these (43.9%)” Morris and Russell (2016). Abstract: Background: Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) in Scotland is limited to the number of infections per 100,000 acute occupied bed-days and susceptibility to meticillin. Aim: To demonstrate the value
  4. Open central venous catheter port results in fatal air embolism - …incident where a patient died following a clamp on a central venous catheter port being briefly left open, resulting in air embolisation…” The Royal College of Anaesthetists (2016). The Royal College of Anaesthetists report “NHS Improvement have been alerted via the coroner’s court to an incident where a patient died following a clamp on a central
  5. Clinicians debate the recent suitability of midline article - The authors did not consider ‘leak’ from the insertion site as potential thrombosis development, which is an early precursor of thrombus formation and compromised venous outflow, which has been clearly documented in literature over the last decade” Spencer and Bardin (2016). Extract: “We recently read the article ‘Safe administration of vancomycin through a novel midline
  6. Are midline catheters a safe alternative vascular access device? - To compare venous access device indications and complications, highlighting the use of midline catheters as a potentially cost-effective and safe approach for venous access in the ED” Adams et al (2016). Abstract: BACKGROUND: Venous access in the emergency department (ED) is an often under-appreciated procedural skill given the frequency of its use. The patient’s clinical
  7. Impact of chlorhexidine coated PICC on CLABSI and upper extremity DVT rates - The impact of chlorhexidine (CHG)-impregnated versus non-CHG peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) on risk of CLABSI is unknown. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is also a complication associated with CVCs. This study compares the impact of both PICC lines on these outcomes” Storey et al (2016). Abstract: BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are a common life-threatening
  8. PICC passport example - The PICC passport example described here combines patient information, PICC details, a care plan and a patient diary into one convenient booklet”. Patient passports are seen as a method of ensuring care standards are transferred across health care providers. Click the links below to view a PICC and Midline passport. Thank you to our partners
  9. Example of a peripheral IV catheter bundle - IV bundles have become established as an essential component of safer IV care. However, examples of peripheral IV bundles are difficult to locate”. The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have produced an IV bundle for the insertion and continuing care of peripheral IV catheters. Resar et al (2012:2) define bundles as a “small set of evidence-based
  10. Retraction notice for article that examined needleless connectors - This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief” American Journal of Infection Control (2016). Statement: This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. An investigation into an alleged failure to disclose COI was conducted by an interdisciplinary scientific review committee convened by senior leadership at Georgia Regents University (GRU). The

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