Arterial catheterisation in critically ill patients Abstract: Introduction: The use of peripheral indwelling arterial catheter for haemodynamic monitoring is widespread in the intensive care unit
“The VAD significantly led to magnetic tracking system failure due to its electromagnetic interference during Sherlock 3CG insertion and significantly reduced the success rate of PICC insertions in the optimal position” Takakura et al (2021).
“Our novel simulation model is useful and realistic for ultrasound-guided central venous catheter insertion training” Lee et al (2021).
“The survey results highlight some of the potential benefits of implementing a dedicated VAT including use of a broader range of vascular access devices, increased awareness of the presence of vascular access policies, increased likelihood of recent vascular access training, and increased rates of systematic monitoring of associated complications” Cortés et al (2021).
“The objective of this study was to use process cycle efficiency (PCE) to assess the performance of an intelligent tube preparation system (ITPS) which automatically labeled test tubes and conducted patient rerouting for phlebotomy services, and to interpret the WT during peak hours” Wu et al (2021).
“OPAT antibiotics with less cumbersome administration regimens may translate into higher patient satisfaction and quicker return to life normalcy” Wu et al (2021).
“The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinimetric properties of 33 quality indicators (QIs) developed to assess Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) and to identify potential room for improvement in a hospital-at-home (HaH) unit” March-López et al (2021).
“The Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer (DHRT) was developed to minimize the up to 39% of adverse effects experienced by patients during Central Venous Catheterization (CVC) by standardizing CVC training, and provide automated assessments of performance” Gonzalez-Vargas et al (2021).
“During the pandemic we observed a substantially higher rate of positive blood cultures with coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) in ICU patients” Erlangga et al (2021).
“In the overall population (N = 34) and an elderly subgroup (n = 21), IV cetirizine was as effective as IV diphenhydramine in preventing infusion reactions (primary outcome) and associated with less sedation at all time points, a shorter infusion center stay, and fewer treatment-related adverse events” Holmes et al (2021).
“The results of this cohort study using a large, prospective surveillance database suggest that replacement of PVCs only when clinically indicated may be associated with an increased risk of PVC-BSI compared with routine replacement” Buetti et al (2021).