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Femoral PICC line placement

‘It is safe and feasible to place PICC through a superficial femoral vein under ultrasound combined with ECG positioning technology in patients with superior vena cava syndrome” Xiao et al (2021).

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Antibiotic infusion

IV drug risk reduction – Full Text

“Nursing risk management can reduce the incidence of errors in clinical pharmacy intravenous admixture services and the incidence rate of infusion reactions, improve infusion safety, and promote the improvement of the subjective satisfaction of patients” Yang et al (2021).

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Intraosseous vascular access device comparison

“Each of these devices provides an effective route for fluid resuscitation, drug delivery, laboratory evaluation, and shortening the timeframe for established vascular access, provided that the person obtaining the access is acquainted with the use of the device” Drozd et al (2021).

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Implantable port

CICC complication prevention – SIC protocol

“This paper describes a standardized protocol (S.I.C.: Safe Insertion of Centrally Inserted Central Catheters) for the systematic application of seven basic beneficial strategies to be adopted during insertion of central venous catheters in the cervico-thoracic region, aiming to minimize immediate, early, or late insertion-related complications” Brescia et al (2021).

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PICC nursing care

“The purpose of this study was to understand nurses’ perspectives about PICC implementation in their clinical practice” Salgueiro-Oliveira et al (2021).

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Quality PICC care

“To analyze the effect of multidisciplinary cooperation mode (MCM) led by infusion nurse specialists (INSs) on peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) catheterization and indwelling nursing quality” Jie et al (2021).

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CVC

Fatal complications of tunnelled CVC

“If a perforation with relevant vascular damage is suspected, we recommend leaving the dilator/introducer/catheter in place to reduce major hemorrhage until the vascular or cardiothoracic surgeon can fix the problem” Schuepfer et al (2021).

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Antibiotic infusion

Stability of pemetrexed disodium

“The aim of this study was to assess the stability of pemetrexed disodium (Alimta), reconstituted in 100 mL sodium chloride 0.9% w/v intravenous infusion bags (Baxter Viaflo)” Nelson et al (2021).

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IV medication

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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OPAT patient flow improvement – Full Text

“The use of continuous quality improvement techniques in the OPAT unit can result in substantial and appropriate changes in the process of patient flow, leading to measurable and significant reductions in the variability of care, and optimisation of service” Khan et al (2021).

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Routine CVC replacement

“There is clear guidance for indications and maintenance of central venous catheters, but there is no clear guidance on how long a central venous catheter should remain in situ” Morzaria and Carle (2021).

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MRSA CLABSI risk

“MRSA carriers and older patients were at higher risks of CVC infection than MSSA bacteremia patients” Ishikawa and Furukawa (2021).

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Neonatal tunnelled CVC

“Tunnelled central venous catheters using non-cuffed peripherally inserted central catheters in infants is a safe technique with excellent success rate and minimal complications rates” Nourzaie et al (2021).

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CVC site choice

“Individual preference and institutional routine dominate the traditional CVC choice; however, it is lack of high-level evidence” Gu et al (2021).

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Intraosseous access complications

“Our review identified a complication rate of 2.7%, with complications including compartment syndrome, needle breakage, and a previously unreported cutaneous complication of traumatic bullae” Konopka et al (2021).

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Venipuncture and virtual reality

“Given the high participation rate, future studies to evaluate the efficacy of VR are recommended to determine whether an off-the-shelf VR headset can be a low-cost and low-risk tool to improve children’s coping during venipuncture or other related procedures” Canares et al (2021).

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