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Transporting blood samples

Technology developed for war has been turned to the saving of lives. Engineers have converted uncrewed military aircraft into robotic carrier pigeons that could ferry medical

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Sven-Ivar Seldinger (1921-1998)

The Seldinger name is immortalized throughout healthcare due to his identification of the catheterization technique known around the world as the Seldinger technique. But who was Seldinger? Sven-Ivar

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INS webinar

With new federal regulations limiting reimbursements for hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) looming on the horizon, B. Braun Medical Inc., the Infusion Nurses Society (INS), and the Massachusetts

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PICC placement kit

Navilyst Medical, the manufacturer and global marketer of vascular access and fluid management medical devices, has launched new products just four weeks after the company’s introduction

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IV tubing holder

Lenore Henning, a registered nurse, invented a product to hold and organize medical tubing. The device, named The Beata Clasp, keeps tubing in place and also

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Clean hands save lives

On the 2nd September 2008 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has reissued its Alert on hand hygiene to reinforce its importance as a significant

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Biofilm and CRBSI

Raad et al (2008) describe the scientific efforts have been directed toward inhibiting bacterial growth by disrupting surface adherence and preventing biofilm production. Raad, I.I., Fang, X.,

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BBraun silver needlefree

FDAnews announced that BBraun Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its silver-impregnated antibacterial luer access device to reduce potential catheter-related bloodstream infections. The

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Living with a PICC line

This two-stage descriptive study looks at the the views of patients who are living with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC). Molloy, D., Smith, L.N. and Aitchison, T. (2008)

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Peripheral cannulation

Researchers from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University presented a study at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester in which they suggested that a third of patients are

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Electronic care record

GE healthcare have developed an application that integrates clinical and medical device data under one standard platform. The Centricity Enterprise Monitored Care application helps improve the

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