IV Port

Meropenem pharmacokinetics in sepsis

“A prospective single-center study assessed whether fluid retention alters meropenem pharmacokinetics and the achievement of the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) targets for efficacy” Pařízková et al (2021).

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CLABSI antibiotic treatment duration

“Recent data suggest that administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy for 7 days or less may be as well tolerated and effective as longer courses in episodes of GNB-CRBSI, once the CVC has been removed” Ruiz-Ruigómez and Aguado (2021).

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IV tubing residual volume

“An unrecognized phenomenon across the antimicrobial landscape may be residual volume remaining within intravenous tubing, never getting to the patient” Peyko (2021).

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RAVESTO tool for complex vascular access patients

“The tool we describe (RAVESTO-Rapid Assessment of Vascular Exit Site and Tunneling Options) defines the different options of subcutaneous tunneling and their indications in different clinical situations in patients with complex vascular access” Ostroff et al (2021).

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PICC UEDVT risk factors

“Among the common risk factors, local risk factors reflecting peripherally inserted central catheter technology itself had a greater effect than systemic risk factors reflecting predisposition to thrombosis” Chen et al (2021).

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Peripheral IV complications

“The aim of this descriptive and cross-sectional study was to determine the knowledge and practices of nurses related to the prevention of peripheral intravenous therapy (PIT) complications, and to identify the influencing factors” Yilmaz et al (2021).

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Central venous access device training

“The new education programme was introduced to all registered nurses working in one care group within an acute healthcare Trust with the aim of improving knowledge and skills and reduce CVAD-related complications” Burt and Spowart (2021)

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Taurolidine catheter lock solution

“A solution containing 2% taurolidine seems suitable as a hemodialysis catheter lock. In a Swiss cohort, it prevented CRBSI, limited catheter dysfunction, and was cost-efficient” Neusser et al (2021).

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Integrated short peripheral cannula

“A rapid review of the current evidence suggests that this new device may have different clinical performance and different indications if compared to standard short peripheral cannulas” Pinelli and Pittiruti (2021).

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