“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).
“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).