OPAT for prosthetic joint infections

“Treatment includes surgical intervention with prolonged courses of IV antibiotics in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs. The risk of PJI treatment failure is high and may be associated with various clinical factors” Flaten et al (2023).

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Ultrasound-guided CVC options

“No difference was found between the real-time ultrasound-guided out-of-plane cannulation of the IJV and the infraclavicular real-time ultrasound-guided in-plane cannulation of the AXV” Czarnik et al (2023).

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IPS IV Forum sustainability educational session – Free Webinar

“The IPS IV Forum invites you to join our Sustainability webinar with speakers Angela Hayes, Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Lorraine Williams, IPS Vice President and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention & Control, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust” IPS IV Forum (2023).

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Medical student IV cannulation skills – Full Text

“A single, short refresher seems to have a limited effect on intravenous-cannulation skills in first-year medical students. Less resource-intensive interventions, such as written instructions or mental imagery, are effective compared with hands-on part-task trainer simulation for refreshing this simple but important skill” Berger-Estilita et al (2022).

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Low flow infusion pump accuracy

“The occlusion alarm may be much delayed and not useful in highly compliant systems with respect to the potential occlusion of the infusion system, so more attention is required when using a highly compliant infusion system” Hong et al (2023).

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OPAT for prosthetic joint infections

“Treatment includes surgical intervention with prolonged courses of IV antibiotics in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs. The risk of PJI treatment failure is high and may be associated with various clinical factors” Flaten et al (2023).

Read More »

Ultrasound-guided CVC options

“No difference was found between the real-time ultrasound-guided out-of-plane cannulation of the IJV and the infraclavicular real-time ultrasound-guided in-plane cannulation of the AXV” Czarnik et al (2023).

Read More »

IPS IV Forum sustainability educational session – Free Webinar

“The IPS IV Forum invites you to join our Sustainability webinar with speakers Angela Hayes, Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and Lorraine Williams, IPS Vice President and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention & Control, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Foundation Trust” IPS IV Forum (2023).

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Medical student IV cannulation skills – Full Text

“A single, short refresher seems to have a limited effect on intravenous-cannulation skills in first-year medical students. Less resource-intensive interventions, such as written instructions or mental imagery, are effective compared with hands-on part-task trainer simulation for refreshing this simple but important skill” Berger-Estilita et al (2022).

Read More »

Low flow infusion pump accuracy

“The occlusion alarm may be much delayed and not useful in highly compliant systems with respect to the potential occlusion of the infusion system, so more attention is required when using a highly compliant infusion system” Hong et al (2023).

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Pleural effusion after PICC insertion – Full Text

“When pleural effusions quickly accumulate after placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter despite using confirmatory image guidance, delayed complications must be thought of, and offending medications and catheter should be removed in a timely fashion to avoid further morbidity and mortality” Yang and Lopez (2023).

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D-dimer for PICC associated UEDVT diagnosis

“The outcome of this study shows that the different D-dimer diagnostic strategies are not effective for safely excluding the diagnosis of suspected peripherally inserted central catheter-related upper extremity deep vein thrombosis” Liu et al (2023).

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