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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IV securement bundles RCT

“A large RCT testing securement bundles is feasible, with adjustment to screening processes. Innovative dressing and securement solutions are needed to reduce unacceptable PIVC failure rates” Corley et al (2022).

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Anaesthetic drug compatibility

“Our results show that this three-drug mixture is chemically stable for up to 24 hours after mixing, with a pharmacokinetic simulation illustrating safe, clinically useful predicted plasma concentrations when using the described admixture” Carpenter 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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CLABSI in hemodialysis patients – Full Text

“In the 14-year period under study, 406 tunneled catheters were implanted in 325 patients. A total of 85 cases of tunneled catheter-related bacteremia were diagnosed, resulting in an incidence of 0.40 per 1000 catheter days (81.1% after 6 months of implantation)” Almenara-Tejederas et al (2022).

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