Neonatal PICC extravasation – Full Text

“Extravascular leakage of fluid was suspected and the PICC was reinserted. After the PICC removal from the right arm, the white-colored skin changes disappeared within a few minutes (Fig. 1C) without skin sequela” Miyamoto et al (2022).

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Smart implantable ports – Full Text

“In this paper, we propose a novel batteryless and wireless device suitable for the interrogation of such markers in an embodiment model of an TIAP, with miniature biochemical sensing needles” Gil et al (2022).

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MARSI in cancer patients with CVAD

“To establish a multidisciplinary management model based on Delphi method to guide nursing practice and reduce the incidence of CVAD-associated Skin Impairment (CASI) in tumor patients” Li et al (2022).

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Complex central venous access

“Precise pre-operative planning of treatment in a multidisciplinary setting and diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures knowledge allows reducing complex catheterisms in haemodialysis patient” Patanè et al (2022).

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CLABSI risk with COVID-19 treatment – Full Text

“As a result of routine surveillance in our intensive care unit (ICU), we have noticed an increase over time in the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)” Meynaar et al (2022).

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Successful PICC placement in ICU

“In this study, we aimed to determine the feasibility, safety, and impact on outcomes of using dedicated vascular access specialist (VAS) teams to insert PICCs versus CICCs on patients admitted to the ICU with septic shock” Raza et al (2022).

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IV antibiotic hypersensitivity reactions

“DHR to antibiotics, particularly to beta-lactams, are increased in CF patients, and associated with a higher number of cumulative exposures because of recurrent infections. However, severe cutaneous or systemic DHR, such as anaphylaxis, appear to be rare” Kowalik et al (2022).

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Radial arterial access practice tips – Full Text

“Contemporary research and technological improvements have highlighted several concepts to enhance the approach of RAC insertion and management while reducing immediate and late complications. The authors have prioritized the following 10 “best practice” aspects that may improve overall device function and reliability” Imbriaco et al (2022).

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Central line care – Full Text

“Unfortunately, the presence of indwelling CVCs increases the risk of the formation of thrombi, emboli, and infection than patients with peripheral catheters by 200%” Ball and Singh (2022).

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OPAT for necrotising otitis externa

“This study aims to identify factors associated with treatment response and outcome in patients with NOE treated through outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)” Chris Durojaiye et al (2022).

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Chemotherapy infusion simulation

“To assess the impact of a high-fidelity manikin chemotherapy infusion simulation on student pharmacists’ confidence in applying clinical knowledge and perception of oncology pharmacy practice” Gamble et al (2022).

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Maximising infusion centre patient flow – Full Text

“Improved multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and increased availability of intravenous disease-modifying treatments can lead to overburdening of infusion centres. This study was focused on developing a decision-support tool to help infusion centres plan their operations” Lacinova et al (2022).

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Extravasation of non-antineoplastic drugs

“The purpose of this study was to characterise the physicochemical properties of non-antineoplastic parenterally administered drugs and determine their potential to cause a toxic effect on tissue” Giménez Poderós et al (2022).

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Heparin flushing guidelines

“The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a three times weekly heparin flushing intervention, as compared to daily heparin flushing, in children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with noninfusing TCVCs” Adlard et al (2022).

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Continuous infusion medication review

“To analyse whether the technical and legal aspects of the package insert for medicines used in paediatric intensive care units (ICU) using a continuous infusion (CI) pump corroborate the recommendations of clinical protocols and legal provisions” de Paiva et al (2022).

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Intravenous dressing overview – Full Text

“The Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice recommend that sterile transparent semipermeable dressings are replaced at least every 7 days (except for neonatal patients, in whom dressings changes should only take place on clinical indication), and sterile gauze at least every 2 days” Buetti et al (2022).

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RaSuVA – Neontal vein assessment

“Rapid Superficial Vein Assessment is meant to offer a systematic pre-procedural evaluation of all superficial veins of the newborn, so to allow a rational choice of the best insertion site, tailored on the single patient, and optimized for the specific type of venous access device” D’Andrea et al (2022).

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