Infusion flow rate accuracy

“To this end, the contribution of recently upgraded metrological infrastructures in European Metrology Institutes to a safer infusion therapy in health care is described in detail” Metaxiotou et al (2022).

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Cost analysis of OPAT oral linezolid

“Under the model base-case, the total cost of treatment with OPAT daptomycin was €3,496.84 and the total cost of treatment with oral linezolid was €772.01. Therefore the oral linezolid strategy would be projected to save the Irish health service €2,724.83 per patient” Faller and Jackson (2022).

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CLABSI reduction in non-ICU settings

“To sustain this practice change in non-ICU settings, booster sessions will be completed at least on an annual basis. This study provides further support for using CHG cloths for daily patient bathing in the non-ICU setting” Engel et al (2022).

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PICC length prediction formula – Full Text

“This study aimed to validate the accuracy of the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) length prediction formula using only anteroposterior chest radiographs (AP-CXR) and the technical feasibility of bedside ultrasound-guided PICC placement” Cho et al (2022).

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Plasticisers exposure of newborns

“The elevated levels of DEHP metabolites in NICU patients are still alarming. Additional efforts are necessary to promote its substitution in MD by possibly safer alternatives such as TEHTM and DEHTP, particularly when used for the care of newborns” Bernard et al (2022).

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Infiltration and extravasation machine learning model – Full Text

“We use regular expressions to generate a training data set for a machine learning model and apply this model to the full set of clinical notes and conduct further review to identify safety events of interest. We demonstrate this approach on peripheral intravenous (PIV) infiltrations and extravasations (PIVIEs)” Ozonoff et al (2022).

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Neonatal PICC placement – Full Text

“This study aimed to compare the applications of bedside ultrasonography (US) and bedside chest radiography (CR) in positioning peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) at Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)” Liu et al (2022).

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CVC induced hydrothorax – Full Text

“We reported here a patient with pleural effusion caused by the tip of the catheter hitting the side wall of the superior vena cava (SVC) because of changing the patient’s position repeatedly” Huang and Cui (2022).

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Ultrasound guided IV insertion – Full Text

“The best current evidence indicates that US-guided method for SPC insertion is postulated as a valid alternative for both adult and pediatric population, especially in patients with difficult venous access and in hospital departments where optimal vascular access in the shortest time possible is critical” Berlanga-Macías et al (2022).

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Neonatal PICC placement – Full Text

“This study aimed to compare the applications of bedside ultrasonography (US) and bedside chest radiography (CR) in positioning peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) at Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)” Liu et al (2022).

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CVC induced hydrothorax – Full Text

“We reported here a patient with pleural effusion caused by the tip of the catheter hitting the side wall of the superior vena cava (SVC) because of changing the patient’s position repeatedly” Huang and Cui (2022).

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Ultrasound guided IV insertion – Full Text

“The best current evidence indicates that US-guided method for SPC insertion is postulated as a valid alternative for both adult and pediatric population, especially in patients with difficult venous access and in hospital departments where optimal vascular access in the shortest time possible is critical” Berlanga-Macías et al (2022).

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IV fluid administration in critically ill patients – Full Text

“The aim of this review is to reappraise the pathophysiology of fluid therapy, considering the mechanisms related to the interplay of flow and pressure variables, the systemic response to the shock syndrome, the effects of different types of fluids administered and the concept of preload dependency responsiveness” Messina et al (2022).

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Peripheral intravenous catheter outcomes

“To determine the incidence and risk factors for adverse events using a transparent bordered dressing for securement in the dorsum of the hand or cubital fossa in consecutive patients hospitalized in an internal medicine department” Shimoni et al (2022).

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ECG PICC tip positioning in neonates

“ECG monitor helps to determine the position of catheter tip in the PICC placement via lower extremity veins in neonates and can improve the one-time success rate of PICC placement and reduce the time spent on PICC placement, with a good positioning efficiency” Ling et al (2022).

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Blood transfusion management conversation

“Clinicians may be more receptive to blood conservation during times of shortages if open communication is established, particularly if hospital leadership is involved in urgent crisis messaging to the clinicians and other hospital staff involved in patient care” Gammon et al (2022).

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Blood culture diagnostic stewardship

“Multidisciplinary diagnostic stewardship interventions can reduce blood culture and antibiotic use in the PICU. Future work will determine optimal strategies for wider-scale dissemination of diagnostic stewardship in this setting while monitoring patient safety and balancing measures” Woods-Hill et al (2022).

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