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Preoperative skin antisepsis randomized clinical trial

“Over 18 consecutive months, study sites were randomly assigned each month to either use povidone iodine or chlorhexidine gluconate, each formulated in alcohol. Disinfectants and skin application processes were standardized and followed published protocols” Widmer et al (2024).

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Vascular access device evidence-based knowledge test – Full Text

“To develop and psychometrically test an instrument to assess nurses’ evidence-based knowledge and self-efficacy regarding insertion and management of venous access devices (short peripheral catheter (SPC), long peripheral catheter/midline (LPC) and PICC) and the management of totally implantable central venous catheter (Port) in adult patients” Piredda et al (2024).

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Intraosseous site flow rate study – Full Text

“Within the limitations of an unpressurized cadaveric swine model, the present findings suggest that IO catheter tip placements need not be perfect to acquire high flow rates at low pressures, only accurate enough to avoid the dense cortical bone of zone 3” Gehrz et al (2024).

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Preventing MARSI at the implantable port needle site

“The prevention and management of MARSI that can occur around the needle insertion site of a chest wall implantable port in hospitalised patients with a tumour remain challenging issues. The aim of this study was to explore whether the incidence of MARSI could be reduced by changing the body position during dressing changes” Jiang and Yin (2024).

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Peripheral intravenous catheter documentation study

“Study findings support that there was strong compliance with the Infusion Nurses Society’s (INS) Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice vascular access practice recommendations; however, opportunities to improve infiltration/phlebitis assessment and documentation exist” Smith et al (2024).

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Impact of central venous catheter drawn blood cultures on patient management – Full Text

“Many episodes of positive catheter-drawn blood cultures with concomitant negative percutaneously-drawn cultures lead to growth from percutaneously-drawn follow-up blood cultures. Thus, such initial discordant results should not be disregarded. Our findings advocate for a nuanced approach to blood culture interpretation, emphasizing the value of catheter-drawn blood cultures in clinical decision making and management” Wales et al (2024).

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Impact of virtual reality glasses on peripheral IV insertion pain

“Utilization of VRG has been detected to reduce pain and anxiety felt during the PIC process in adult patients and increase process satisfaction. VRG, a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, inexpensive, and feasible nursing initiative, may be recommended for use in pain and anxiety control in patients undergoing PIC treatment” Güler et al (2024).

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Preoperative skin antisepsis randomized clinical trial

“Over 18 consecutive months, study sites were randomly assigned each month to either use povidone iodine or chlorhexidine gluconate, each formulated in alcohol. Disinfectants and skin application processes were standardized and followed published protocols” Widmer et al (2024).

Read More »

Vascular access device evidence-based knowledge test – Full Text

“To develop and psychometrically test an instrument to assess nurses’ evidence-based knowledge and self-efficacy regarding insertion and management of venous access devices (short peripheral catheter (SPC), long peripheral catheter/midline (LPC) and PICC) and the management of totally implantable central venous catheter (Port) in adult patients” Piredda et al (2024).

Read More »

Intraosseous site flow rate study – Full Text

“Within the limitations of an unpressurized cadaveric swine model, the present findings suggest that IO catheter tip placements need not be perfect to acquire high flow rates at low pressures, only accurate enough to avoid the dense cortical bone of zone 3” Gehrz et al (2024).

Read More »

Preventing MARSI at the implantable port needle site

“The prevention and management of MARSI that can occur around the needle insertion site of a chest wall implantable port in hospitalised patients with a tumour remain challenging issues. The aim of this study was to explore whether the incidence of MARSI could be reduced by changing the body position during dressing changes” Jiang and Yin (2024).

Read More »

Peripheral intravenous catheter documentation study

“Study findings support that there was strong compliance with the Infusion Nurses Society’s (INS) Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice vascular access practice recommendations; however, opportunities to improve infiltration/phlebitis assessment and documentation exist” Smith et al (2024).

Read More »

Impact of central venous catheter drawn blood cultures on patient management – Full Text

“Many episodes of positive catheter-drawn blood cultures with concomitant negative percutaneously-drawn cultures lead to growth from percutaneously-drawn follow-up blood cultures. Thus, such initial discordant results should not be disregarded. Our findings advocate for a nuanced approach to blood culture interpretation, emphasizing the value of catheter-drawn blood cultures in clinical decision making and management” Wales et al (2024).

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Impact of virtual reality glasses on peripheral IV insertion pain

“Utilization of VRG has been detected to reduce pain and anxiety felt during the PIC process in adult patients and increase process satisfaction. VRG, a non-pharmacological, non-invasive, inexpensive, and feasible nursing initiative, may be recommended for use in pain and anxiety control in patients undergoing PIC treatment” Güler et al (2024).

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