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Impact of care bundle audit on CLABSI rates

“An educational intervention targeted at the healthcare workers along with daily audit of care bundle practices in the critical care setting led to an increase in the compliance to device care bundles and a reduction in the incidence of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection, Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection and Ventilator Associated Events rates in the critical care setting” Darjees et al (2024).

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Improving nursing students knowledge of asepsis

“Flipped learning increased nursing students’ knowledge related to the principles of asepsis and enabled them to take responsibility for learning. This model had a positive effect on students’ higher order thinking skills such as critical organization and decision making” Acun (2024).

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Neonatal hospital-onset bacteremia review

“This study found that HOB events in the NICU are associated with increased mortality. Birth weight is an important risk factor for HOB; however, the relative rate of HOB decreases over postnatal age among low-birth-weight infants and increases among infants born more than 2500 g” Prochaska et al (2024).

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IV management in elderly patients – Full Text

“This study evaluates a reengineered intervention aimed at improving the clinical management of intravenous indwelling needles in geriatric patients, focusing on cost-efficiency within the Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) payment framework” Zhang et al (2024).

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Paediatric CVAD management research – Full Text

“Paediatric patients with complex or acute conditions may require a central venous access device, however, almost one-third of these devices have associated complications (e.g. infections). Implementation of evidence-based practices regarding central venous access devices can reduce and potentially prevent complications” Comber et al (2024).

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Who was Sven Ivar Seldinger- Full Text

“Sven Ivar Seldinger, a Swedish radiologist, laid the cornerstone of modern interventional radiology in 1953 with the introduction of his innovative technique for catheter insertion. This technique, known as the Seldinger technique, represents a pivotal advancement in medical procedures, offering a safer, less invasive method for vascular access” Hafiani et al (2024).

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IV catheterization techniques in pigs – Full Text

“Coupled with the poor peripheral vascular access associated with pigs, this presents a challenge for many new graduates and other primary care veterinarians seeking to improve their knowledge of porcine handling, anatomy, and medical care. Furthermore, much of the available veterinary literature regarding porcine venous access is dated, limited to technical notes, or inaccessible to many primary care veterinarians” Elane et al (2024).

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Portable elastomeric pumps real-life data evaluation

“OPAT through portable elastomeric infusion pumps proved to be safe and effective. It also contributed to the reduction of healthcare costs, fully respecting the principles of personalized medicine. This strategy has emerged as a promising tool for antibiotic stewardship and infection control” Giuliano et al (2024).

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Paediatric CVAD management research – Full Text

“Paediatric patients with complex or acute conditions may require a central venous access device, however, almost one-third of these devices have associated complications (e.g. infections). Implementation of evidence-based practices regarding central venous access devices can reduce and potentially prevent complications” Comber et al (2024).

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Who was Sven Ivar Seldinger- Full Text

“Sven Ivar Seldinger, a Swedish radiologist, laid the cornerstone of modern interventional radiology in 1953 with the introduction of his innovative technique for catheter insertion. This technique, known as the Seldinger technique, represents a pivotal advancement in medical procedures, offering a safer, less invasive method for vascular access” Hafiani et al (2024).

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IV catheterization techniques in pigs – Full Text

“Coupled with the poor peripheral vascular access associated with pigs, this presents a challenge for many new graduates and other primary care veterinarians seeking to improve their knowledge of porcine handling, anatomy, and medical care. Furthermore, much of the available veterinary literature regarding porcine venous access is dated, limited to technical notes, or inaccessible to many primary care veterinarians” Elane et al (2024).

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Portable elastomeric pumps real-life data evaluation

“OPAT through portable elastomeric infusion pumps proved to be safe and effective. It also contributed to the reduction of healthcare costs, fully respecting the principles of personalized medicine. This strategy has emerged as a promising tool for antibiotic stewardship and infection control” Giuliano et al (2024).

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Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service overview – Full Text

“Properly governed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services embed the principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) (including use of early oral therapy) and support admission avoidance and early discharge for a growing range of patient groups with complex infections through well-organized multidisciplinary team working” Seaton and Gilchrist (2024).

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Iatrogenic skin injuries in neonates – Full Text

“Diaper dermatitis, PCFRSIs, MDRPIs, and MARSIs were the four common types of iatrogenic skin injuries in newborns. The various types of iatrogenic skin injuries were influenced by varying factors. Specialized nursing measurements can reduce the likelihood of these injuries” Ji et al (2024).

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