Managing opioid waste in the emergency department
“In this study, we sought to utilize real-world data to describe the magnitude of morphine and hydromorphone waste in the studied EDs. We also applied scenario analyses based on provider ordering patterns to simulate the effects of cost versus opioid waste minimization when making purchasing decisions for the dose of stock vial of each opioid” Coleska et al (2023).
Dialkylcarbamoylchloride IV dressing in pediatrics – Full Text
“Dialkylcarbamoylchloride dressing is well-tolerated in paediatric and neonatal population. It represents a promising tool as a strategy for infection prevention” Lamberti et al (2023).
Dalbavancin in patients unsuitable for OPAT
“Dalbavancin offers similar clinical outcomes to SOC for patients with SAB who are unable to receive OPAT” Frazier et al (2023).
Central venous catheter material engineering
“Long-term blood-contacting devices (e.g., central venous catheters, CVCs) still face the highest incidence of blood stream infection and thrombosis in clinical application. To effectively address these complications, this work reports a dual-functional surface engineering strategy for CVCs by organic integration of endothelium-mimicking and fibrinolytic functions” Li et al (2023).
Bacterial transfer and biofilm formation in needleless connectors – Full Text
“Bacterial transfer and biofilm formation in the connector-catheter system varied statistically significantly between the 20 NCs, suggesting that NC choice can lower the risk of developing catheter-related BSIs” Ryder et al (2023).
Intravenous compounding robots in pharmacy – Full Text
“Intravenous compounding robots have certain advantages in terms of effectiveness, safety, economy, and social adaptability” Yang et al (2023).
Device associated infection surveillance in ICU – Full Text
“During the study period, there were 82 DAIs in adult ICUs and of these 16 (19.5%) were CLABSI, 26 (31.7%) were CAUTI and 40 (48.7%) were VAE” Al-Tawfiq et al (2023).
Detecting IV drug precipitate in a multi-drug mixture – Full Text
“This study indicates that Raman spectroscopy is a promising approach for supporting clinical decisions and especially for compatibility assessments of drug infusions in hospital settings” Nilsson et al (2023).
Safety of at-home infusion of ocrelizumab for multiple sclerosis – Full Text
“This study aimed to evaluate safety (infusion-related reactions ) and patient satisfaction (patient-reported outcomes ) for at-home ocrelizumab administration for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)” Barrera et al (2023).
PICC and midline catheter complications in COVID-19 patients – Full Text
“Our data suggest that COVID-19 patients may have a more pronounced tendency for the development of catheter-related infections if compared to other population of patients” Frondizi et al (2023).
Anatomical review of internal jugular vein cannulation – Full Text
“This literature aims at presenting an overview of the anatomical variations, morphometrics based on various imaging modalities, cadaveric and surgical findings, and the clinical anatomy of IJV cannulation” Kosnik et al (2023).
IV iron infusion in patients with heart failure – Full Text
“Intravenous iron infusion in patients with HF reduces the composite risk of first hospitalization for HF and CV mortality as well as the risks of first and recurrent hospitalizations for HF, with no effect on all-cause mortality or CV mortality alone” Salah et al (2023).
Ultrasound-guided Rapid Infusion Catheter insertion – Full Text
“With the aid of a video clinical simulation, this article describes an ultrasound-guided technique for inserting a proprietary rapid infusion catheter (RIC) or similar wide-bore sheath using the micropuncture kit” Stagg (2023).
Vascular complications in patients undergoing ECMO – Full Text
“Distal perfusion catheter placement might be associated with a decreased risk of vascular complications and limb ischemia in patients undergoing femoral VA-ECMO cannulation” Wang et al (2023).
Skin preparation during neonatal central catheter insertion – Full Text
“To systematically evaluate the safety and efficacy of different antiseptic solutions in preventing CRBSI and other related outcomes in neonates with CVC” Muhd Helmi et al (2023).
Reducing pain during blood sampling in neonates – Full Text
“Therefore, a combination of ear muffs and eye shield is recommended as a better pain reliever when performing venous blood sampling in premature infants” Shykhveisi et al (2023).
Prevention of bleeding at tunneled catheter insertion site – Full Text
“In our practice, the two-mattress suture procedure is the simplest and best method of central venous catheter insertion in hemodialysis patients and it is associated with less bleeding around the catheter entry site, so, it can be applied over the world” Khavanin Zadeh and Chehrehgosha (2023).
CVC hematopoietic progenitor cell collection in children – Full Text
“Placing a CVC for PBPC collection in pediatric subjects is overall safe; CVC-related complications in pediatric healthy donors are very rare” Zubicaray et al (2023).
Resuscitation room management of patients – Full Text
“Out-of-hospital and in-hospital measures included: intravenous access (61% vs. 99%), 12-lead ECG (55% vs. 87%), invasive airway management (21% vs. 34%) invasive ventilation (21% vs. 34%), catecholamines (9% vs. 30%), arterial access (0% vs. 52%), and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (11% vs. 6%)” Dziegielewski et al (2023).
Effectiveness of glue for midline and PICC securement – Full Text
“Midline catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters secured with CAG had fewer complications than catheters not secured with this adhesive” Padilla-Nula et al (2023).
PICC tip placement in patient with dextrocardia – Full Text
“Because of the anatomical differences caused by mirror-image dextrocardia, we investigated the optimal position and measurement method for the tip of the PICC according to the compression site of the vascular lumen through a multidisciplinary team approach” Zhu et al (2023).
DIVA evidence-based cognitive aid prototype – Full Text
“The adult DIVA cognitive aid is intended for use in both elective and emergency scenarios by practitioners adequately trained in ultrasound-guided or ultrasound-assisted vascular access and Seldinger-based techniques” Stagg (2023).
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MARSI prediction in cancer patients with central venous access
“The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) at the site of central venous access device (CVAD) implantation in patients with cancer, identify risk factors associated with MARSI in patients with cancer, and create a nomogram for predicting risk of MARSI” Li et al (2023).
Hospital-community-family nursing model in home PICC care
“This study highlights the importance of promoting the application of the hospital-community-family triple linkage nursing model in breast cancer patients with PICC lines to improve the therapeutic effect” Huang et al (2023).
Blood culture use in critically ill children – Full Text
“Specific factors underlying decisions about blood culture use and overuse are unknown. Therefore, we aimed to identify perceived determinants of blood culture use in the PICU” Woods-Hill et al (2023).
Midline catheter and PICC comparison
“Our aim was to assess feasibility and generate clinical data comparing MCs with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)” Marsh et al (2023).
Topical gentamicin for CLABSI prevention
“To compare the infection rates achieved with the application of either topical gentamicin or placebo to the exit-site of tunneled catheters filled with locking solution in chronic hemodialysis patients” Caetano et al (2023).
Chemotherapy induced infusion phlebitis
“Peripheral epirubicin administration will result in severe CIP being experienced by a proportion of patients irrespective of whether infusion pump or manual injection method is used” Williams et al (2023).
Whole blood transfusion in trauma patients
“Civilian trauma patients with acute traumatic hemorrhage treated with WB ± BCT as compared to BCT had lower odds on early and 24-hours mortality” van der Horst et al (2023).
Reverse-tapered and non-tapered PICC comparison – Full Text
“Purpose of this study was to compare the complication rates between reverse-tapered and nontapered peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)” Bae et al (2023).
Infusion-related phlebitis reduction
“Here we review the major etiologies of IRP and describe potential pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for preventing and managing the condition as well as for improving vascular access health in multiple-drug administration settings” Johnson et al (2023).
Prevention of vasovagal syncope during venipuncture
“Use of the lidocaine tape was successful and permitted comfortable placement of the IV catheter without any onset of VVS” Shiraishi et al (2023).
Extending the lifespan of peripheral IV catheters in newborns – Full Text
“Several strategies can be employed to prevent PIVC complications. One strategy is to select the appropriate catheter size and material for each patient. The catheter size should be based on the patient’s age, vein size, and the type and duration of therapy” Lee (2023).
CLABSI and CAUTI 4-year surveillance data review – Full Text
“This retrospective review of 4-year surveillance data revealed a higher central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate in non-Hispanic Black patients” Gettler et al (2023).
Hemothorax secondary to jugular vein CVC placement – Full Text
“During a thoracotomy, the tip of the CVC was found within the chest cavity. The presence of chest trauma may impact on clinician’s appreciation of the potential complications of internal jugular vein CVC placement” Gong et al (2023).
Conventional and non-conventional tunneled dialysis catheter sites – Full Text
“The current review outlines the clinical scenarios for selecting an appropriate patient for hemodialysis catheter use for short-term or long-term needs” Sharma et al (2023).
Pain reduction during VA cannulation in haemodialysis patients – Full Text
“Distraction through an anti-stress ball reduces the perception of pain experienced by the chronic renal patients undergoing haemodialysis” Dinis and Sousa (2023).
Inadvertent epidural and intravenous line swap – Full Text
“This paper reports on the accidental misconnection of intravenous acetaminophen to an epidural line and of the patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) pump to intravenous access, as a result of patient error” Dias et al (2023).
Role of simulation-based mastery for CVC insertion training – Full Text
“SBML is effective for training APPs to perform ICU skills. Relying on traditional educational methods does not reliably ensure that APPs are adequately prepared to perform skills such as CVC insertion, thoracentesis, and MV management” Vitale et al (2023).
Management of nonchemotherapy medication extravasation – Full Text
“The frequency of extravasation in adults is between 0.1% and 6%.2 Some suggest the incidence is decreasing thanks to improved infusion procedure, early recognition of drug leakage, and training” Tarpey et al (2023).
Impact of blood transfusion guidelines – Full Text
“We evaluated by means of a data-driven approach if and when the guidelines on red blood cell transfusions (RBCTs) issued by Swiss Smarter Medicine in 2016 had an impact on RBCTs practice within a hospital network” Balafas et al (2023).
Investigating potential drivers for increased CLABSI – Full Text
“Central line-associated bloodstream infection rates increased during the Omicron surge at our rural academic medical center” Kang et al (2023).
Assessment and management of vascular access devices guideline
“The vascular access BPG provides high quality guidance and updated recommendations, and can serve as a primary resource for health providers assessing and managing VADs” Buchanan et al (2023).
Chlorhexidine anaphylaxis case report
“We present a case of life-threatening anaphylaxis after CVC insertion caused by chlorhexidine used for skin preparation” Amano et al (2023).
Home-infusion CLABSI surveillance – Full Text
“We characterized information hazards in home-infusion CLABSI surveillance and identified possible strategies to mitigate information hazards” Hannum et al (2023).
Oncology infusion pharmacy survey
“The survey results highlight the need for standardization of established productivity metrics across oncology infusion pharmacies in order to improve efficiency and contain costs in the changing oncology landscape” Boyd et al (2023).
Complications related to peripheral intravenous devices
“Thirty-three patients had moderate-to-severe complications related to PIVD in a tertiary centre from January 2017 to December 2017. All data were obtained from electronic medical report (EMR)” Gunasagaran et al (2023).
CLABSI risk factors in low-and middle-income countries
“To identify central-line (CL)-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) incidence and risk factors in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)” Rosenthal et al (2023).
Severe clinical outcomes associated with PICC and umbilical venous catheters
“The incidence of severe IVH or death did not differ significantly among preterm m infants < 30 weeks gestation subjected to UVC or PICC placement" Alshafei (2023).
OPAT experience with prosthetic joint infection – Full Text
“Our main findings were that patients with PJIs can be safely managed via OPAT, and the finding of association between T2DM and increased risk of readmission” Kutubi et al (2023).
Treatment of asymptomatic central venous catheter thrombosis
“A thrombus was identified, which was resolved with low-molecular-weight heparin anticoagulation therapy. The patient experienced no complications with removal of the central venous catheter” Huang (2023).
Pain medicine physician needlestick injury survey
“To investigate and characterize the incidence of needlestick injuries (NSI) in a sample of practicing pain medicine physicians, with the ultimate goal of aiding to prevent these injuries by raising awareness of their prevalence” Moheimani et al (2023).