transfusion

Likelihood of transfusion associated HBV infection

“It is estimated that at least 13 potentially infectious donations from donors with OBI remain undetected annually, equating to an overall residual transmission risk of 3.1 per million donations using our current screening strategy of HBsAg screening with HBV nucleic acid testing (NAT) in pools of 24” Harvala et al (2021).

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chlorhexidine allergy

Needlefree connector IV extension set incident

“We experienced complete failure of a needle-free connector extension set with a Luer-access split septum device in multiple patients due to the split septum remaining fused and essentially unsplit despite being connected on both ends” Naftalovich et al (2021).

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CLABSI reduced

CVC insertion site swab and BSI diagnosis

“The novel objective of our study was to determine the capability of insertion skin site culture to predict CRBSI and primary bloodstream infection (PBSI), that include CRBSI and bloodstream infection of unknown origin (BSIUO)” Lorente et al (2021).

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VIP Score

IV access ability whilst wearing PPE

“The study provides evidence that nurses wearing biosafety Level-2 suits were able to obtain intraosseous access faster and more effectively as compared with IV access during simulated COVID-19 paediatric resuscitation” Drozd et al (2021).

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Likelihood of transfusion associated HBV infection

“It is estimated that at least 13 potentially infectious donations from donors with OBI remain undetected annually, equating to an overall residual transmission risk of 3.1 per million donations using our current screening strategy of HBsAg screening with HBV nucleic acid testing (NAT) in pools of 24” Harvala et al (2021).

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Fluid intake and output monitoring

“Overall, documentation accuracy of the intake and output charts was 77%, with 100% accuracy in the oral and intravenous fluid intake, and 21% accuracy in the output documentation” Lim et al (2021).

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Needlefree connector IV extension set incident

“We experienced complete failure of a needle-free connector extension set with a Luer-access split septum device in multiple patients due to the split septum remaining fused and essentially unsplit despite being connected on both ends” Naftalovich et al (2021).

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CVC insertion site swab and BSI diagnosis

“The novel objective of our study was to determine the capability of insertion skin site culture to predict CRBSI and primary bloodstream infection (PBSI), that include CRBSI and bloodstream infection of unknown origin (BSIUO)” Lorente et al (2021).

Read More »

IV access ability whilst wearing PPE

“The study provides evidence that nurses wearing biosafety Level-2 suits were able to obtain intraosseous access faster and more effectively as compared with IV access during simulated COVID-19 paediatric resuscitation” Drozd et al (2021).

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