Implantable port

Extracorporeal photopheresis service improvement

“The team has successfully increased the capacity of the service to deliver treatments without incurring any additional nursing costs, resulting in more patients with CTCL and GvHD being able to access ECP treatment and a cost benefit for the Trust” Button et al (2021).

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central line education

CRBSI and neutropenia

“Our findings do not support the use of empirical preoperative antibiotics and instead identify prolonged postoperative neutropenia as a major contributing factor for early CRBSI” Cher et al (2021).

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clabsi

CHG bathing in ICU

“A comprehensive daily 4% chlorhexidine gluconate bathing program can be implemented with standardized protocols and detailed instructions and can significantly reduce the incidence of health care-associated infections in intensive care unit and non-intensive care unit hospital settings” Chapman et al (2021).

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clabsi

CRBSI during ECMO

“Indwelling CVC, not the ECMO circuitry, is the likely contributor for BSI, and exchanging CVC by day 8 can reduce the incidence of BSI” Manerikar et al (2021).

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iv audit

Local anesthetic for CVC insertion

“Although the CVC insertion pain was significantly lower in patients who received the topical combination of Lidocaine plus Diclofenac, there was no clinically important difference between the two groups and both topical anesthetics were effective and safe in reducing pain intensity” Azizkhani et al (2021).

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infusion reaction

Home infusion therapy for Pompe disease

“In German-speaking countries, clear rules for conducting home infusion therapy are needed to reduce psychosocial stress for patients with Pompe disease, and providing legal certainty for delegating physicians” Hahn et al (2021).

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PICC in cystic fibrosis patients

“The development of novel, intense antibiotic regimes, also known as ‘antibiotic eradication therapy’ (AET), have contributed to increased life expectancy of CF patients” Lee and Brasher (2021).

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PICC pneumothorax

“The present case report is of a 32-week- and 4-day-old female fetus who was born at Mahzad Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital” Goli et al (2021).

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Infusion clinic compliance cost

“Costs associated with increased operational oversight and regulatory standards are a major contributing factor to the facility fee of hospital outpatient departments” Kusoski et al (2021).

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Biplane ultrasound imaging peripheral IV access

“This proof-of-principle study demonstrates that the biplane ultrasound imaging approach for vessel cannulation resulted in an overall faster, more successful, and safer peripheral IV access than the standard single-plane transverse approach when performed by novice ultrasound users” Convissar et al (2021).

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