“The objectives of this roundtable of experts were to achieve a consensus on how to improve skin antisepsis in hospital, improve training, competency, compliance and consistency in skin antisepsis, review the role of devices in improving skin antisepsis, identify methods to improve skin antisepsis integrated with the Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) approach, and identify challenges to the implementation of the panel’s recommendations” Barton et al (2022).
“This study was designed to study the efficacy and safety of recommended Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for peripheral intravascular catheter insertion practice and its comparison with a standard insertion protocol being followed and their outcome” Gupta et al (2022).
“We demonstrated pump event logs and EHR data can be utilized to study time discrepancies in infusion administration at scale” Tung et al (2022).
“Phlebotomy continues to be a major source of blood loss in hospitalized patients with critical illness, and more intensive phlebotomy practices are associated with lower hemoglobin concentrations and greater transfusion utilization” Matzek et al (2022).
“In conclusion, while available evidence suggests that ABCs are effective, safe, easy in use, and cost-effective. However, due to the poor methodological quality of most available studies, more robust data should justify their use at this point” Gillis et al (2022).
“The effectiveness of the disinfection of infusion bottles contaminated with bacteria using soil solution reduces the number of bacteria by 98%” Marsum et al (2022).
“Cardiac metastasis secondary to bone sarcoma and catheter-related right atrial thrombosis (CRAT) can be both present as cardiac masses” Zhou et al (2022).
“Automated central vascular access devices (ACVADs) using ultrasound and robotics are being developed” Boice et al (2022).
“There were no reported local infusion reaction events associated with 3% NaCl in a large healthcare system over a 10-year period. This suggests that 3% NaCl can be safely administered through a peripheral IV or central venous catheter” Moritz et al (2022).
“Using standardized definitions, we aimed to determine the accuracy of physical examination in detecting CADVT in critically ill children and to identify characteristics associated with this accuracy” Huibonhoa et al (2022).
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“Experimental and clinical studies have proven that our IV in-line filtration devices can retain particles, air bubbles, microorganisms, their associated endotoxins, and enlarged lipid droplets” Pall (2022).
“Severe infiltration outcomes can be avoided or minimized if the patient’s care provider is alerted of the infiltration at its earliest onset” Lea et al (2022).
“This suggests that a midline catheter constructed of HBM biomaterial is associated with significantly lower rates of failure, thereby improving patient experience and health care economics” Bunch (2022).
“We provide a status report of the IPC characteristics and practices Israeli hospitals are currently using to prevent HAIs during the COVID-19 era” Najjar-Debbiny et al (2022).
“This study demonstrated that catheter length in vein (>2.75 cm) was associated with improved US PIVC survival highlighting the value of longer catheters in US PIVC survival” Bahl et al (2022).
“Variability exists in the management of catheters given the need for long-term access and co-existing thrombocytopenia or coagulopathy. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate catheter management in patients with CRBSI” Heybati et al (2022).
“New national recommendations recommend collection of four blood culture bottles from the same venipuncture as the routine blood culture method in Sweden” Özenci et al (2022).
“Transfusion goals include increasing blood oxygen carrying capacity and decreasing the relative amount of HbS to HbA to mitigate vaso-occlusion in small blood vessels” Wallace and Thibodeaux (2022).
“Standardized operative and perioperative TIVAP implantation procedures provide excellent results and low explantation rate” Thiel et al (2022).
“Arterial puncture with a small “finder” needle is usually benign and occurs in up to 11% of cases of IJV cannulation” Arora and Lee (2022).
“We report the first clinical diagnostic study of this scale in a “real-world” setting with a crossover design, comparing two automatic blood culture incubators using samples from patients with a suspected diagnosis of bacteremia/sepsis, as opposed to spiked vials” Halperin et al (2022).