HAI zero bundles – Full Text

“In conclusion, HAI Zero Bundles have been shown to decrease HAI rates, and the focus should be on the prompt removal of devices, especially in children with important intrinsic risk factors” Fresán-Ruiz et al (2022).

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HAI zero bundles – Full Text

“In conclusion, HAI Zero Bundles have been shown to decrease HAI rates, and the focus should be on the prompt removal of devices, especially in children with important intrinsic risk factors” Fresán-Ruiz et al (2022).

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Infusion flow rate accuracy

“To this end, the contribution of recently upgraded metrological infrastructures in European Metrology Institutes to a safer infusion therapy in health care is described in detail” Metaxiotou et al (2022).

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Cost analysis of OPAT oral linezolid

“Under the model base-case, the total cost of treatment with OPAT daptomycin was €3,496.84 and the total cost of treatment with oral linezolid was €772.01. Therefore the oral linezolid strategy would be projected to save the Irish health service €2,724.83 per patient” Faller and Jackson (2022).

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CLABSI reduction in non-ICU settings

“To sustain this practice change in non-ICU settings, booster sessions will be completed at least on an annual basis. This study provides further support for using CHG cloths for daily patient bathing in the non-ICU setting” Engel et al (2022).

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PICC length prediction formula – Full Text

“This study aimed to validate the accuracy of the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) length prediction formula using only anteroposterior chest radiographs (AP-CXR) and the technical feasibility of bedside ultrasound-guided PICC placement” Cho et al (2022).

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Plasticisers exposure of newborns

“The elevated levels of DEHP metabolites in NICU patients are still alarming. Additional efforts are necessary to promote its substitution in MD by possibly safer alternatives such as TEHTM and DEHTP, particularly when used for the care of newborns” Bernard et al (2022).

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Infiltration and extravasation machine learning model – Full Text

“We use regular expressions to generate a training data set for a machine learning model and apply this model to the full set of clinical notes and conduct further review to identify safety events of interest. We demonstrate this approach on peripheral intravenous (PIV) infiltrations and extravasations (PIVIEs)” Ozonoff et al (2022).

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