CRBSI

Preventing CVC biofilm formation

“These results demonstrate the robust ability of surface-bound glycoside hydrolase enzymes to inhibit biofilm formation and their potential to reduce rates of device-associated infections” Asker et al (2021).

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FDA Alert

MBI-LCBI and CVC salvage

“There was no difference in 72 h defervescence, microbiological clearance, in-hospital mortality, and 90-day recurrent infection between CVC salvage versus removal” El Boghdadly et al (2021).

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opat

Long-term OPAT

“The incidence of major adverse events during long courses of intravenous antibiotics is low, peaking in week two and tailing off thereafter” Browning et al (2022).

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cvc ultrasound

PoCUS and CVC thrombosis

“Point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a useful tool for the early diagnosis of thrombosis related to the central venous catheter for dialysis” Silveira Vieira et al (2022).

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intravenous infusion

Reducing pediatric medication errors

“After implementation of a precalculated mL dose system by patient age for EMS providers, most pediatric medications were reportedly administered within the appropriate dose range” Rappaport et al (2022).

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Sepsis management

Alarm fatigue in ICU

“This study highlights the need to develop a standardized medical device alarm management protocol that can help identify different alarms correctly and respond to them rapidly and appropriately” Jeong and Kim (2022).

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VIP Score

Retained CVC guidewire – Full Text

“A day after the catheter insertion, the guidewire was noted on a routine chest X-ray extending into the base of the skull. The clinical course was complicated with cerebral infarction” Almehmi et al (2021).

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Preventing CVC biofilm formation

“These results demonstrate the robust ability of surface-bound glycoside hydrolase enzymes to inhibit biofilm formation and their potential to reduce rates of device-associated infections” Asker et al (2021).

Read More »

MBI-LCBI and CVC salvage

“There was no difference in 72 h defervescence, microbiological clearance, in-hospital mortality, and 90-day recurrent infection between CVC salvage versus removal” El Boghdadly et al (2021).

Read More »

Long-term OPAT

“The incidence of major adverse events during long courses of intravenous antibiotics is low, peaking in week two and tailing off thereafter” Browning et al (2022).

Read More »

PoCUS and CVC thrombosis

“Point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a useful tool for the early diagnosis of thrombosis related to the central venous catheter for dialysis” Silveira Vieira et al (2022).

Read More »

Reducing pediatric medication errors

“After implementation of a precalculated mL dose system by patient age for EMS providers, most pediatric medications were reportedly administered within the appropriate dose range” Rappaport et al (2022).

Read More »

Alarm fatigue in ICU

“This study highlights the need to develop a standardized medical device alarm management protocol that can help identify different alarms correctly and respond to them rapidly and appropriately” Jeong and Kim (2022).

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Retained CVC guidewire – Full Text

“A day after the catheter insertion, the guidewire was noted on a routine chest X-ray extending into the base of the skull. The clinical course was complicated with cerebral infarction” Almehmi et al (2021).

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Smart IV infusion pumps outside of patient rooms

“In this article, the authors describe an important nursing innovation they employed at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, during the spring 2020 COVID-19 surge: the relocation of smart iv infusion pumps outside of patient rooms” Messing et al (2022).

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Transfusion lab virtual reality walkthrough

“Therefore, we created an interactive, educational 360° virtual reality walkthrough tour using off-the-shelf commercially available 360° cameras and software of the Transfusion service and Microbiology Laboratories” Tsang et al (2022).

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Nursing care during lidocaine infusion

“With more and more perianesthesia nurses involved with chronic pain management, it is imperative they understand the special nursing care needs of patients receiving intravenous lidocaine infusion therapy” Wren (2021).

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Central venous catheter sites

“These results demonstrate a differential effect of the insertion site of CVC in neutropenic patients with a significantly reduced frequency of CVC-related blood stream infections in SCV-CVC” Heidenreich et al (2022).

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