Long peripheral IV

Patient-centered hemodialysis care

“In this article we review the current state of vascular access practice, present arguments why SDM is necessary in vascular access planning, review barriers and potential solutions to SDM implementation, and discuss future research contingent upon an effective system of physician-patient participative decision making in hemodialysis vascular access practice” Murea et al (2021).

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ultrasound cvc insertion

Pediatric CVC tip location protocol

“The aim of this paper is to review all the evidence about the accuracy of ultrasound methods for tip navigation and tip location in pediatric patients, and to suggest a structured protocol for clinical practice” Zito Marinosci et al (2021).

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CRBSI

BSI in cancer patients – Full Text

“This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, microbiology, and risk factors associated with mortality and multi-drug resistance bacterial bloodstream infections (BSIs) among adult cancer patients” Amanati et al (2021).

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PICC lines in renal patients

“In this article, we review AV access and PICC line background, complications associated with PICC lines in the CKD population, and recommendations for alternatives to placing a PICC line in this vulnerable patient population” Oza-Gajera et al (2021).

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cvc ultrasound

Pediatric ultrasound-guided peripheral IV training

“IV therapy nurses completed a didactic and hands-on training course where they practiced ultrasound-guided SPC placement techniques on a poultry phantom during simulation, followed by performing ultrasound-guided SPC insertion on patients proctored by an interventional radiology physician” Russell 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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Taurolidine catheter lock solution

“A solution containing 2% taurolidine seems suitable as a hemodialysis catheter lock. In a Swiss cohort, it prevented CRBSI, limited catheter dysfunction, and was cost-efficient” Neusser et al (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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Meropenem pharmacokinetics in sepsis

“A prospective single-center study assessed whether fluid retention alters meropenem pharmacokinetics and the achievement of the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) targets for efficacy” Pařízková et al (2021).

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Ultrasound-guided CVC placement

“Although not superior to the standard internal jugular approach, the novel supraclavicular approach proved to be a noninferior method for central venous cannulation” Aydın et al (2021).

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