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RAVESTO tool for complex vascular access patients

“The tool we describe (RAVESTO-Rapid Assessment of Vascular Exit Site and Tunneling Options) defines the different options of subcutaneous tunneling and their indications in different clinical situations in patients with complex vascular access” Ostroff et al (2021).

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catheter-related candidemia

PICC UEDVT risk factors

“Among the common risk factors, local risk factors reflecting peripherally inserted central catheter technology itself had a greater effect than systemic risk factors reflecting predisposition to thrombosis” Chen et al (2021).

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Peripheral IV complications

“The aim of this descriptive and cross-sectional study was to determine the knowledge and practices of nurses related to the prevention of peripheral intravenous therapy (PIT) complications, and to identify the influencing factors” Yilmaz et al (2021).

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Central venous access device training

“The new education programme was introduced to all registered nurses working in one care group within an acute healthcare Trust with the aim of improving knowledge and skills and reduce CVAD-related complications” Burt and Spowart (2021)

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Integrated short peripheral cannula

“A rapid review of the current evidence suggests that this new device may have different clinical performance and different indications if compared to standard short peripheral cannulas” Pinelli and Pittiruti (2021).

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IV flushing with pre-filled syringes

“This article describes how one large university health board in Wales implemented a change in products and practice and explores the issues around adopting and using CE-marked pre-filled, sterile syringes of 0.9% sodium chloride in place of manually drawing up an IV flush (the CE mark indicates devices that conforms with European legal requirements)” Lee and Terry (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 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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