“During central venous catheterization using the anatomic landmark technique to target the internal jugular vein, a guidewire is inadvertently inserted into the suspected vertebral vein” Lee et al (2023).
“This study aims to assess intensive care unit (ICU) nurses’ and physicians’ knowledge regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for preventing CVC-related infections before and after an interactive distance education delivered through the e-learning platform Teleprometheus” Foka et al (2023).
“We present a rare case of large bilateral pleural effusion, pericardial effusion and pneumomediastinum caused by a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line rupturing the left brachiocephalic vein, causing severe respiratory failure” Andrade Soares Ribeiro de Campos (2023).
“The change in perfusion system resulted in a significant decrease in the CLABSI rate (11.3 to 2.2 per 1000 catheter-days, <0.001). The period was independently associated with an 88% reduction in the risk of CLABSI after implementation (OR:0.12, 95%CI [0.03;0.39], P<0.001)" Picaud et al (2023).
“Infusion nurses are in a perfect position to provide support and compassionate care for women who are repeatedly coming to the hospital for rehydration treatment. Infusion nurses can validate women’s physical and emotional struggles with hyperemesis gravidarum and help to no longer make women feel stigmatized” Beck et al (2023).
“The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted CLABSI incidence/rates. Observations from the different studies highlight significant gaps in healthcare associated infections (HCAI) knowledge and practice during the pandemic, and the importance of identifying preventive measures effective in reducing CLABSI, essential to health system resilience for future pandemics” Satta et al (2023).
“To identify risk factors associated with peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) complications in dogs hospitalized in the critical care unit (CCU)” Granger et al (2023).
“In a survey sent to facilities utilizing nIR technology, 48% of respondents incorporated nIR in nurse-driven protocols. Of these respondents, 88% reported improvement in patient satisfaction, 92% saw a reduction in escalations, and 79% reported a reduction in hospital-acquired infections associated with PIVC placement” Fraifeld and Thompson (2023).
“Catheter preservation rates were 75% and 62% in patients with therapeutic and prophylactic lock therapy, respectively, with a higher rate achieved among cancer patients with neutropenia (80%)” Niño-Serna et al (2023).
“Extended periods of CLABSI-free care in a pediatric hematology/oncology unit are achievable. A variety of factors contribute to the sustainability of being CLABSI-free. Data collection and analysis are important factors which aided in our understanding of our own CLABSI events” Thompson and Shaheen (2023).
“The objective of this study was to compare hemolysis marker levels after in vitro infusion of red blood cells (RBCs) according to storage time, infusion rate, and peripheral intravenous catheter size” Kita et al (2023).
“To inform the feasibility and design of a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) of two antiseptic formulations, we conducted the Antiseptic Randomised Controlled Trial for Insertion of Catheters (ARCTIC) feasibility study to assess catheter colonisation, sepsis, and skin morbidity” Clarke et al (2023).
“However, little is known regarding the application times, placement accuracy, and end-user ratings of battery-powered and manual IO access devices. This study was specifically designed to fill these knowledge gaps on six FDA-approved IO access devices” Kay et al (2023).
“Preventive risk management should be targeted on high-alert medications in paediatric hospital settings. In these actions, the use of intravenous drugs, such as parenteral nutrition, concentrated electrolytes, analgesics and antineoplastic agents, and off-label use of medications should be prioritised” Kuitunen et al (2023).
“We describe a rare case of airway compromise necessitating intubation following iodinated contrast extravasation from an external jugular IV line” McDonald et al (2023).
“This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of this device in reducing port infection by examining groups with and without silver-mixed devices” Suzuki et al (2023).
“We present our experience with a technique using the Bard Denali inferior vena cava filter retrieval kit to remove a stuck or fractured chemoport catheter through a single vascular access” Jain et al (2023).
“The vascular access excellence initiative implemented provided an effective strategy to enhance the skills and confidence of nurses in VAD placement and improved efficiency in processes to expedite the arrival of an advanced skilled nurse to place VADs on DIVA” Campos et al (2023).
“This is the first Delphi study identifying consensus on facilitators, barriers, and strategies to specifically improve intravenous fluid administration in sepsis in Australia” Kabil et al (2023).
“In this article, the author reports on a new pathway with a longer-length peripheral intravenous catheter that reduces the nursing time burden during line insertion, requires less equipment and, crucially, results in a less painful procedure for patients” Moreta (2023).
“Most errors occurred due to a lack of compliance of using smart pump technology; therefore, potential exists to maximize safety related to medication administration practices in the NICU through hospital policy change and increasing adherence to appropriate use of smart pump technology” Schnock et al (2023).
“This study aimed to determine the level of knowledge and performance of nurses in terms of preparation and injection of intravenous drugs in pediatric wards of hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences” Shahzeydi et al (2023).
“We aimed to provide an international consensus on relevance and feasibility of clinical practice guideline recommendations to reduce PIVC failure” Blanco-Mavillard et al (2023).
“Currently, skinfold thickness in studies on arm venous access ports and the effect of venous access port application are unknown” Liu et al (2023).
“Based on real-world study data on the leakage of upright polypropylene infusion bags and non-PVC infusion bags in multicenter PIVAS, it can be concluded that the leakage rates of upright polypropylene infusion bags are significantly lower than those of non-PVC infusion bags in PIVAS” Yin et al (2023).
“In resource limited settings, where risk of complications could be higher and waiting period for transplantation longer, catheter survival determines patient survival. This study was conducted to determine infection free catheter survival rates, incidence of catheter failure and associated risk factors” Prakash et al (2023).
“Per patient bed space per 12-h shift there was recycling of less than 40% paper, glass, intravenous fluid bags, medication cups and metal instruments. A median of 10 gowns (IQR 3-19.5), 10 syringes (4.5-18) and gloves 30 (18-49) were disposed of per bed space, per 12-h shift” Anstey et al (2023).
“For such cases, an extended dwell catheter may be a better option, even if the projected treatment time is less than 6 days” Armstrong et al (2023).
“This result identified the culprit as being the contamination of the 4% chlorhexidine solution. The competent authorities were notified, and the disinfection method was changed to use a chlorhexidine alcohol-based solution” Gomes Cochicho et al (2023).
“To assess the prevalence of needlestick and sharps injuries (NSSIs) and associated factors among healthcare workers (HCWs) at King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), Amman, Jordan” Mubarak et al (2023).
“The mapping of available evidence strongly supports the use of care bundles to reduce infection in the care of all intravascular devices. However, deficiencies regarding practice concerns about insertion and care of arterial catheters highlight areas for future research with the aim to eliminate the gap in the evidence of studies of care bundles for peripheral arterial catheters” Reynolds et al (2023).
“Despite the frequency of VAD procedures in children, the effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotics for reducing infectious complications is unknown” Papastefan et al (2023).
“LBCV stenosis and occlusion are mainly due to extrinsic compression rather than prior central venous catheterization. Stent implantation is frequently required after venoplasty to treat LBCV obstructive lesions in patients without prior catheterization” Wan et al (2023).