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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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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Hepatic arterial infusion pumps

“Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) entails the surgical implantation of a subcutaneous pump to deliver chemotherapeutic agents directly to the liver in the setting of primary or secondary liver cancer” Napier et al (2021).

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UEDVT risk factors – Full Text

“Use of CVC or PICC line, preexisting diagnosis of hypertension, malignancy, and CKD were independent risk factors of UEDVT, while there was no significant correlation between increased platelet levels and UEDVT” Tohme et al (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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CLABSI antibiotic treatment duration

“Recent data suggest that administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy for 7 days or less may be as well tolerated and effective as longer courses in episodes of GNB-CRBSI, once the CVC has been removed” Ruiz-Ruigómez and Aguado (2021).

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