neonatal picc

Locating broken scalp vein needle

“In this method, three-dimensional reconstruction of multislice spiral CT was used to diagnose and locate the broken catheter according to the anatomical morphology of the indwelling needle” Liu et al (2021).

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PICC fixation device

“In our study, the use KT FIX Plus® did not reduce the risk of complications adjusting for other risk factors such as obesity and diabetes” Fohlen et al (2021).

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PICC outcomes in burn patients

“PICCs in burn patients had acceptable incidence of UEVT and CLABSI with relative long line durations. A standardized PICC guideline for burn patients is required to further improve the feasibility and safety of PICCs” Li et al (2021).

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Embolized PICC retrieval – Full Text

“We report a novel two-step percutaneous endovascular technique for retrieval of peripherally inserted central catheter, free ends of which were inaccessible, that had embolized to the segmental branch of left pulmonary artery” Sood and Srinivasan (2021).

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Reducing phlebotomy errors

“A quality-of-service algorithm that involved monitoring potassium concentrations on a per-phlebotomist basis with feedback and retraining contributed to a concrete, data-based quality improvement plan” Lucas et al (2021).

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CVC-related thrombosis prediction score

“Existing tumor, high APACHE II score, elevated D-dimer on the 3rd day after catheterization, and decreased maximum velocity of right internal jugular vein on the 3rd day after catheterization are independent risk factors for central venous CRT in critical patients” Wang et al (2021).

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IV device history – Full Text

“The middle of 20th century proved to be a golden era for development of disposable medical devices. From steel reusable needles with a stylet in the 1950s to the Angiocath (the first disposable device) in 1964 to polyethylene, polyurethane (plastics) in the 1970s and 1980s, to modern-day catheters made of Teflon and Vialon, peripheral intravascular catheters have evolved” Thakur and Gupta (2022).

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Glove contamination in hemodialysis units

“A prospective study was conducted to assess potential invisible blood contamination on nurses’ gloved hands during vascular access procedures using the occult blood detection method in a hemodialysis unit. 60.13% (273/454) of samples tested positive for hemoglobin” Li et al (2021).

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Vascular access needle-pilot device

“In a simulation model, US-guided axillary vein catheterization with a needle-pilot device was associated with a shorter time of successful cannulation and a decrease in numbers of skin punctures and complications” Boulet et al (2021).

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Pediatric hemodialysis access

“Pediatric hemodialysis access is a demanding field. Procedures are infrequent, technically challenging, and associated with high complication and failure rates” Almond et al (2021).

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Tunneled catheters placed at bedside

“Bedside right internal jugular TDC placement in COVID-19 patients, using ultrasound and anatomic landmarks without fluoroscopic guidance, may potentially reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among healthcare workers without compromising patient safety or catheter function” Sohail et al (2021).

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Vascular access complications in children

“This article reviews various aspects of vascular access and associated iatrogenic trauma in children, including risk factors, management of complications, and preventive measures to avoid complications” Georgeades et al (2021).

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