biologic infusion

Multi-chamber infusion bag design

“The proportion of force loaded on different chamber was gained. The results indicated that critical bursting force is positively related to the length and width of the chamber, and negatively related to the height of the chamber” Fan et al (2021).

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infusion

Living with a port

“Although the overall satisfaction was high(78.5%), 82(63.1%)patients reported difficulties in daily life, such as”pain or discomfort,””irritation over the implanted area while wearing a seat belt,”and”unable to wear a bag across their bodies” Hasegawa et al (2021).

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CVC

Vascular access team benefits

“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).

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phlebotomy

Phlebotomy service patient satisfaction

“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).

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opat

OPAT quality indicators

“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).

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cannulation training

Central line insertion simulator

“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).

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CLABSI prevention education

“Statistical significance was found in all studies (except one) in terms of CLABSI reduction despite the large variation of the length or the type of the educational intervention” Foka et al (2021).

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Preventing infusion reactions

“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).

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Peripheral parenteral nutrition

“is a safe, effective way to deliver supplemental protein, energy, and micronutrients to malnourished patients and supports transition to other modes of nutrition care” Rubino et al (2021).

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Newborn PICC line

“To compare polyurethane and silicone peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in newborns regarding the success rates of insertion and duration and the reasons for nonelective removal” Gomes de Souza et al (2021).

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Sedation for CVC insertion

“For central venous access device procedures under monitored anesthesia care, remifentanil use in both infusion and bolus techniques could provide sufficient sedation and analgesia without serious adverse effects” Sagiroglu et al (2021).

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