Outpatient integrated infusion suite

“The aim of this project was to improve efficiency of patient care while simultaneously increasing revenue by reducing LOS and transitioning high-cost chemotherapy to the outpatient setting” Karkowski et al (2022).

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Home dialysis standards

“The number and percentage of patients dialyzing at home has steadily increased during the past decade, and federal policy initiatives have driven interest to a new high” Weinhandl and Forfang (2022).

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Coated nanosilver IV lock solution

“Henceforth, the observed biocompatible and enhanced bifunctional characteristics of DL/EX coated nanosilver can be used to replace the systemic antibiotics and can be an alternative catheter lock solution to prevent CRBSI in hemodialysis therapy” Meher and Poluri (2022).

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CLABSI diagnosis

“This study integrates several hospital data systems into a case-controlled database to use data analytics for the identification of significant central line-associated bloodstream infection risk factors and develop time-varying patient risk scores for central line-associated bloodstream infections” Hooshmand et al (2022).

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Emergency vascular access study

“The distribution of patient factors and the insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters and intraosseous devices is described at a national level for the first time” Mason et al (2022).

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Seldinger guide wire loss – Full Text

“Immediately, a bedside chest X-ray was obtained which showed the proximal end of the guide-wire out of the distal end of the catheter and it was traversing through superior vena cava (SVC), right atrium and inferior vena cava (IVC)” Deep et al (2022).

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Music therapy during PICC placement

“Music therapy is effective to use in PICC. It can shorten the treatment time, reduce the use of sedative medications, and improve the children’s emotion and pain response significantly, which is worth clinical application” Zhang et al (2022).

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Intraosseous access in pediatrics

“Successful prehospital IO access was achieved in 83.7% of patients. The median time required to achieve IO access was 4 minutes (IQR 3-7) and mean duration of IO function was 27.6 minutes (SD: 14.8)” Garabon et al (2022).

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PICC line care – Full Text

“For patients with leukemia, high-quality nursing can substantially improve their psychological state, treatment compliance and nursing satisfaction, and reduce the incidence of complications of PICC placement” Wang and Xu (2022).

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Thromboembolism in breast cancer patients

“VTE in patients with breast cancer was strongly associated with patient-, tumor-, and non-tumor-related risk factors, such as age, disease stage, central catheter placement, and chemotherapy and tamoxifen use, especially within 2 years of breast cancer diagnosis” Razouki et al (2022).

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Sodium bicarbonate IV locks

“This was a retrospective study that compared outcomes in pediatric intestinal failure (IF) patients that were switched from ethanol lock therapy (ELT) to sodium bicarbonate lock therapy (SBLT)” Josyabhatla et al (2022).

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Catheter fragment retrieval – Full Text

“A fragmented intravascular device can be retrieved either through conventional open thoracotomy or minimally invasive percutaneous endovascular approach, the latter leading to a faster recovery and an overall reduction in morbidity and mortality” e Menont al (2022).

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Catheter fragment retrieval – Full Text

“A fragmented intravascular device can be retrieved either through conventional open thoracotomy or minimally invasive percutaneous endovascular approach, the latter leading to a faster recovery and an overall reduction in morbidity and mortality” e Menont al (2022).

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Neonatal PICC extravasation – Full Text

“Extravascular leakage of fluid was suspected and the PICC was reinserted. After the PICC removal from the right arm, the white-colored skin changes disappeared within a few minutes (Fig. 1C) without skin sequela” Miyamoto et al (2022).

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Smart implantable ports – Full Text

“In this paper, we propose a novel batteryless and wireless device suitable for the interrogation of such markers in an embodiment model of an TIAP, with miniature biochemical sensing needles” Gil et al (2022).

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MARSI in cancer patients with CVAD

“To establish a multidisciplinary management model based on Delphi method to guide nursing practice and reduce the incidence of CVAD-associated Skin Impairment (CASI) in tumor patients” Li et al (2022).

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Complex central venous access

“Precise pre-operative planning of treatment in a multidisciplinary setting and diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures knowledge allows reducing complex catheterisms in haemodialysis patient” Patanè et al (2022).

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CLABSI risk with COVID-19 treatment – Full Text

“As a result of routine surveillance in our intensive care unit (ICU), we have noticed an increase over time in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)” Meynaar et al (2022).

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Successful PICC placement in ICU

“In this study, we aimed to determine the feasibility, safety, and impact on outcomes of using dedicated vascular access specialist (VAS) teams to insert PICCs versus CICCs on patients admitted to the ICU with septic shock” Raza et al (2022).

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IV antibiotic hypersensitivity reactions

“DHR to antibiotics, particularly to beta-lactams, are increased in CF patients, and associated with a higher number of cumulative exposures because of recurrent infections. However, severe cutaneous or systemic DHR, such as anaphylaxis, appear to be rare” Kowalik et al (2022).

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Radial arterial access practice tips – Full Text

“Contemporary research and technological improvements have highlighted several concepts to enhance the approach of RAC insertion and management while reducing immediate and late complications. The authors have prioritized the following 10 “best practice” aspects that may improve overall device function and reliability” Imbriaco et al (2022).

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Needlestick review – Full Text

“Needlestick injuries came to the forefront of healthcare after the discovery of the HV in the early 1980s. Since the adoption of universal precautions, the number of needlestick injuries has greatly decreased but continues to occur, but the numbers are low” King and Strony (2022).

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