Detecting early extravasation

“Here, an ultrathin bioimpedance microsensor array that can be integrated on intravenous needles for early and sensitive detection of extravasation is reported” Lin et al (2022).

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Antibiotic resistance and CRBSI

“This study was designed to detect the prevalence of antibiotic and antiseptic resistance genes, mecA and qacA/B in coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) species isolated from intensive care unit patients with catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) or colonized central venous catheters (CVC)” Medis et al (2022).

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Bedside tunneled femoral CVC in infants

“We show that US-guided durable tunneled femoral central venous catheter (TF-CVC) insertion by an intensivist at the bedside is a technically feasible and safe prolonged central venous access option in critically ill, high-risk infants and neonates in the PCICU” Shostak et al (2022).

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Long peripheral cannula in COVID-19 patients

“The ultrasound-guided implantation of an 18G LPC in COVID19 patients, regardless of the state of their venous heritage, would seem to be an excellent strategy for these patients, reducing the number of venipunctures and CVC implantation, as well as allowing multiple and high pressure (contrast) infusions” Gilardi et al (2022).

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Retrieval of embolised fractured PICC

“Here, we describe a case of transcatheter retrieval of an embolised peripherally inserted central catheter line in the right ventricle extending to the left pulmonary artery in a preterm very low birth weight baby” Bishnoi et al (2022).

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Accidental dialysis catheter removal

“The present findings suggest that to prevent accidental removal, sufficient attention should be paid to delirium that occurs after admission as well to pre-existing dementia at the time of admission” Kojima et al (2022).

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Sedation during implantable port placement – Full Text

“Compared to general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation, procedural sedation using propofol and S(+)-ketamine improves the postoperative emergence agitation right after the recovery of consciousness, and has advantage in shortening anesthetic recovery time for pediatric patients undergoing TIVAP implantation” Zhang et al (2022).

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Neonatal blood gas practice guidelines

“These guidelines were developed from a comprehensive review of the literature to provide guidance for the collection, handling, and interpretation of blood obtained from an arterialized capillary sample” Evans et al (2022).

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Relationship between COVID-19 and CLABSI rates

“Patients hospitalized for COVID-19 have a significantly higher CLABSI rate, particularly in the ICU setting. Reasons for this increase are likely multifactorial, including both patient-specific and process-related issues” Ben-Aderet et al (2022).

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Intramuscular injection site teaching – Full Text

“In the process of clinical teaching, we found that nursing interns generally felt vague about the injection site and were afraid of damaging nerve branches, which led to the inability to grasp the main points of intramuscular injection in the process of practice” Wang et al (2022).

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CVC guidewire knot formation – Full Text

“In conclusion, guidewire knot formation is a very rare complication, but physicians performing central venous catheterization should be aware of it, and this report describes how to prevent and manage it” Sekiguchi and Takano (2022).

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CRBSI rates during the COVID-19 pandemic – Full Text

“In summary, we found about 50% fewer CRBSI cases during the pandemic as compared to the equivalent time period before. This is somewhat unexpected, as there were no changes regarding CVC insertion procedures or care by the participating sites during the time periods” Schalk et al (2022).

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Neonatal IV drug compatibility

“The aim of this study was to identify the most commonly acquired intravenous drugs in five neonatal intensive care units and test these for compatibility” Nezvalova-Henriksen et al (2022).

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IV antibiotic administration during haemodialysis

“HD provides a good opportunity for treatment with IV antibiotics in DFI. This mode of administration of IV antibiotics, along with multidisciplinary intervention, is associated with ulcer healing and resolution of infection in over three-quarters of patients with DFI” Pittam et al (2022).

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