“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)
“In this retrospective cohort study we compared the incidence of infusion-related pain in patients treated with oxaliplatin with or without simultaneous fluid infusion” van Ravensteijn et al (2020).
“This study demonstrated the use of purchase data to determine the incidence of sharps injuries in a major tertiary referral hospital in Australia” Wong et al (2020).
“We investigated potential predictors of CLABSI to determine a predictive model in a cohort of adult HPN patients” Xue et al (2020).
“It is important for radiologists to recognize the findings related to intraosseous access as well as this complication with its characteristic locations and morphology” Hopp et al (2020).
“This study evaluated whether unnecessary ionizing radiation exposure could be spared in the pediatric population when intracavitary electrocardiography is used to guide catheter placement” Raffaele et al (2020).
“We compared the efficacy of tibial intraosseous (TIO) administration of epinephrine in a pediatric normovolemic versus hypovolemic cardiac arrest model” Yauger et al (2020).
“Our identified risk factors should be taken into account to reduce peripheral venous catheter-related complications and to increase dwell time” Ozger et al (2020).
“Barcode medication administration and smart infusion pumps are two technologies utilized during medication administration to prevent medication errors before they reach the patient” Michalek and Carson (2020).
“It cannot be over emphasized that the potential long-term consequences of the PICCs must be weighed against their short-term convenience in CKD patients” Yaqub and Abdul Razzaque (2020).
“The incidence rates of symptomatic VTE after PICC placement in children with AL in our center were relatively low and acceptable” Ren et al (2020).
“The purpose of this study is to better characterize the CV in children 1 year old or less for potential as a blind cannulation site” Lam et al (2020).
“The present study aimed to assess the level of knowledge on peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) maintenance among nurses in China and to analyse the related factors influencing this variable” Xu et al (2020).
“Infusion set rate rather than syringe brand or filling volume was a major predictor for syringe stiction-related amount of variation in the calculated plasma epinephrine concentration” Peduzzi et al (2020).
“We determined that the Dutch PREZIES definition of CRBSI is appropriate for surveillance control of CVC care bundle use in haemato-oncology patients managed with multi-lumen CVCs” de Mooij et al (2020).
“We implemented an A3 framework to achieve reductions in CLABSI through adherence to known evidence-based bundles” Mathew et al (2020).
“We describe the course of a case of severe toxicity following trastuzumab-emtansine extravasation. We provide treatment recommendations and recommend amending the information on the product label on extravasation” Sallevelt et al (2020).