Neonatal adverse drug reactions

“Neonates hospitalized in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) commonly experience Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR). Thus, we aimed to develop and validate a tool for predicting ADRs in neonates hospitalized in NICUs” Duarte Leopoldino et al (2023).

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CRBSI prevention e-learning platform – Full Text

“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).

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OPAT osteomyelitis treatment – Full Text

“He was successfully treated with surgical debridement combined with the administration of teicoplanin plus rifampicin in the outpatient setting, completing, in total, a twelve-week course of antibiotic therapy” Papaetis et al (2023).

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Patient experience of hyperemesis gravidarum

“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).

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Guidelines for natalizumab treatment

“This includes information on strategies to mitigate the risk of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in natalizumab-treated patients, natalizumab use during pregnancy, and use with vaccines” O’Leary et al (2023).

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Impact of COVID-19 on CLABSI rates – Full Text

“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).

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Near infrared vein visualization technology for peripheral IV access

“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).

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Pediatric CLABSI-free care

“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).

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Neonatal chlorhexidine skin disinfection study – Full Text

“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).

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Pediatric medication errors – Full Text

“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).

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Vascular access excellence initiative

“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).

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Skin antisepsis product review

“Skin antiseptics are used for several purposes before surgical procedures, for bathing high-risk patients as a means of reducing central line-associated infections and other health care associated infections” Boyce (2023).

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Smart infusion pumps in the neonatal intensive care unit

“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).

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Blood culture collection in adults

“We investigated the impact of a multimodal intervention to improve the compliance of BC collections as a composite outcome, taking into account both blood volume collected and absence of solitary BC” Merien et al (2023).

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Infusion container leakage rates investigated – Full Text

“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).

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IV therapy waste and recycling rate study – Full Text

“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).

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Arterial catheter care bundle

“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).

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