“It is possible that hospitals benefit from the services of vascular access specialists to provide higher quality care” Bell and Spencer (2020).
“Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSIs) as well as lab accidents play a pivotal role. Furthermore, above 40% of the study-related commuting accidents were cycling accidents”
“For echocardiographers, precise evaluation of the position of the PICC tip and the detection of endocarditis is important to devise the optimal clinical strategy” Chen et al (2020).
“We retrospectively investigated the rate of nephrotoxicity and associated risk factors in outpatients on VCI between May 2013 and November 2018” Chambers et al (2020).
“The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of thrombosis, identify thrombosis risk factors, and determine the impact of anticoagulation in pediatric patients receiving continuous milrinone via CVC” Vesper et al (2020).
“Apart from teaching and training, the concept of blood culture collection kit with checklist and dedicated blood collection team was found to be vital in reducing blood culture contamination” Shaheen et al (2020).
“We aimed to identify the occurrence and risk factors for unplanned catheter removal due to catheter-associated complications and the effects on catheter survival probability in a PICU” Shimizu et al (2020).
“These publications also recommend processed EEG ‘depth of anaesthesia’ monitoring when TIVA is used with a neuromuscular blocking (NMB) drug and the TIVA guidelines recommend a lower threshold for its use when the i.v. access site is not continuously visible” Davies et al (2020).
“A chest radiograph can be waived provided the ultrasound examination (identification of the guidewire and exclusion of puncture-related complications such as pneumothorax) is unambiguous” Zick et al (2020).
“The CLABSI rates at a well-equipped tertiary care hospital are still significantly higher than the USA benchmarks. Alarming rates of drug resistance in Gram-negative pathogens were seen” Singhal et al (2019).
“In cases in which there is an urgent need for medications and fluid resuscitation, whether in infants, children, or adults, and immediate intravenous access is not easily obtainable, intraosseous access should be considered as a first-line option” DeBoer et al (2020).
“This study aimed to evaluate a new, simple, and feasible method based on surface anatomy for the proper placement of tunneled CVC in the left internal jugular vein for hemodialysis or chemotherapy” Salimi et al (2020).
“Implementation of PMT protocols have been limited in showing significant improvement of overall pediatric trauma mortality but may reduce associated morbidity” Kinslow et al (2020).
“The objective of this study was to assess the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) of ultrasound (US)-guided cannulation of the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) compared to standard epicutaneous cava catheters (ECCs) in preterm infants” Oulego-Erroz et al (2020)