Blood culture contamination prevention – Full Text

“Our results were used to make recommendations for decreasing the rate of blood culture contamination in this institution, which includes acknowledgement of an overwhelmed staff and mandatory periodic training on acceptable aseptic technique and contamination awareness” Sacchetti et al (2022).

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Self-administered OPAT study

“Our findings suggest that ceftriaxone is a safe and effective treatment of MSSA BSI secondary to osteoarticular or skin and soft tissue infections when used in the S-OPAT setting” Ganguly et al (2022).

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Needs based blood sampling in ICU

“Education and development of clear localised protocols could also help reduce the amount of unnecessary blood taken from patients in elective adult critical care settings” Lennox and Bench (2022).

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PICC clinic daily routines review

“Our purpose of this study was to analyze the application value of the information-based nursing quality evaluation model in improving the daily work quality of the PICC room in the outpatient department” Yi et al (2022).

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Antifungal use via OPAT

“Patients receiving parenteral antifungals via OPAT experience high rates of unplanned readmissions and adverse events. Risk factor identification may facilitate optimal patient selection and establishment of treatment aims” Chew et al (2022).

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Blood culture contamination prevention – Full Text

“Our results were used to make recommendations for decreasing the rate of blood culture contamination in this institution, which includes acknowledgement of an overwhelmed staff and mandatory periodic training on acceptable aseptic technique and contamination awareness” Sacchetti et al (2022).

Read More »

Self-administered OPAT study

“Our findings suggest that ceftriaxone is a safe and effective treatment of MSSA BSI secondary to osteoarticular or skin and soft tissue infections when used in the S-OPAT setting” Ganguly et al (2022).

Read More »

Needs based blood sampling in ICU

“Education and development of clear localised protocols could also help reduce the amount of unnecessary blood taken from patients in elective adult critical care settings” Lennox and Bench (2022).

Read More »

PICC clinic daily routines review

“Our purpose of this study was to analyze the application value of the information-based nursing quality evaluation model in improving the daily work quality of the PICC room in the outpatient department” Yi et al (2022).

Read More »

Antifungal use via OPAT

“Patients receiving parenteral antifungals via OPAT experience high rates of unplanned readmissions and adverse events. Risk factor identification may facilitate optimal patient selection and establishment of treatment aims” Chew et al (2022).

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Elastomeric pump for 5-FU administration

“Despite the failures that may have occurred, elastomeric pumps have revolutionized home chemotherapy delivery. They are considered reliable, consistent, easy to use and handle, and are well accepted in the population” Chefchaouni et al (2021).

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Paediatric OPAT failure rates

“In children presenting with acute infections to our paediatric ED who were deemed suitable by senior clinicians to be managed using OPAT with ceftriaxone, younger age (above 3 months) and the presence of systemic features were not independently associated with need for admission” Scally et al (2022).

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