Albumin administration rate

“The intravascular persistence of albumin was longer, but the fluid kinetics was the same, when 20% albumin was infused over 30 min compared with 120 min. We found no disadvantages of administering the albumin at the higher rate” Zdolsek et al (2022).

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CHG IV lock solution

“Chlorhexidine (di)gluconate (CHG) is used as a disinfectant for central line insertion; however, the feasibility and efficacy of using CHG as a locking solution is unknown” Pook et al (2022).

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Blood sampling from peripheral IV

“Both blood sampling methods (PVC and direct venipuncture) can be used interchangeably for routine laboratory tests on days 1 and 2 after PVC insertion using 20G/22G PVC or infused PVC” Ben Shabat et al (2022).

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Vascular access team global outlook

“Using detailed perspectives, in this study, we explored the global VAT landscape, including challenges faced, clinical and clinico-economic impacts of VATs, with emphasis on underresearched facets of VAT initiation, data dissemination, and metrics or benchmarks for VAT success” Morrow et al (2022).

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Rehydration options for short bowel syndrome patients

“The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the historical and current use of ORSs and IVFs to maintain fluid balance and combat dehydration from SBS, describe the challenges patients and healthcare providers have been faced with, and provide recommendations for future research to overcome these barriers” Izzo et al (2022).

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Arm port tip variation review – Full Text

“The position of the TIVAP catheter tip tended to shift to the foot side when the vertical position changed to the decubitus position, with an average displacement of (-9.32 ± 9.36) mm, and the difference had statistical significance (P < 0.0001), while there were no significant differences in gender, age, height, weight, body mass index, and catheter tip position (P > 0.05)” Gong et al (2022).

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VINcat – CRBSI mortality reduction

“Mortality associated with CRBSI has fallen in recent years but remains high. Intervention programs should focus especially on ICUs and medical wards, where incidence and mortality rates are highest” Badia-Cebada et al (2022).

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HIV treatment options update

“As such, this article addresses the history of HIV, the evolution of effective HIV treatments, the current treatment options available, and treatments in clinical trials” Webb (2022).

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Predicting CLABSI

“A machine learning model can be used to predict 25% of patients with impending CLABSI with only 1.1/1,000 of these predictions being incorrect” Bonello et al (2022).

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IV fluid therapy in sepsis

“Future research should focus on determining the optimal volume of fluid during sepsis resuscitation, the effectiveness of measures of “fluid responsiveness” in improving outcomes, the optimal composition of crystalloid solutions, the role of albumin, and the effects of “deresuscitation” after septic shock” Seitz et al (2022).

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Unnecessary peripheral IV catheters

“There seems to be a certain proportion of catheters cannulated unnecessarily in Ambulatory Emergency Care, which would justify the implementation of good practice programmes in the assessment and selection of vascular accesses” Ballesteros-Peña et al (2022).

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PICC associated UEDVT

“To observe the clinical effect of moxibustion combined with plucking technique at Jiquan (HT 1) for preventing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related venous thrombosis in the upper limbs of malignant tumor patients” Qiu et al (2022).

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Medication safety for nurses

“Understanding direct care nurses’ attitudes, skills, and beliefs about medication safety practices provides a foundation for development of improvement strategies” Arkin et al (2022).

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Intravenous medication errors

“This study aimed to determine intravenous medication preparation and administration errors, contributing factors, tendency towards making errors and knowledge level of emergency department healthcare workers” Arslan et al (2022).

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Superficial femoral midline catheters

“The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the performance and the potential complications of superficial femoral midline catheters (SFMC) inserted in the Superficial Femoral Vein by direct Seldinger technique” Gidaro et al (2022).

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Peripheral IV catheter needle design

“The thin-tipped short bevel needle induced lower compressive deformation and displacement of the vein than the conventional needles. This needle has the potential to improve the first-attempt success rate of peripheral intravenous catheterization in patients with difficult venous access” Tanabe et al (2022).

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CLABSI reduction toolkit

“The novel NSIQI Toolkit is a scalable tool for improving and sustaining CLABSI and CAUTI rates, which may have the potential for other nurse-sensitive quality indicators” McVey et al (2022).

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Nurses role in hemodialysis access

“Nephrology nurses can advocate for best evidence-based practice, understanding that AVFs have lower infection and lower thrombosis rates, and provide more effective hemodialysis” Fitzpatrick and Dunlap (2022).

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