intraosseous infusion sites

Tibial intraosseous drug administration

“Our aim was to determine whether prehospital administration of resuscitative medications via the IO route was associated with lower rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival to hospital discharge than peripheral intravenous (IV) infusion in the setting of OHCA” Hamam et al (2021).

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Implantable Port

Tunneled PICC complications

“We sought to compare complications associated with tunneled peripherally inserted central catheters (tPICCs) and tunneled-cuffed centrally inserted central catheters (tCICCs) in adult home parenteral nutrition (HPN)” Matysiak et al (2021).

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Long peripheral IV

Patient-centered hemodialysis care

“In this article we review the current state of vascular access practice, present arguments why SDM is necessary in vascular access planning, review barriers and potential solutions to SDM implementation, and discuss future research contingent upon an effective system of physician-patient participative decision making in hemodialysis vascular access practice” Murea et al (2021).

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ultrasound cvc insertion

Pediatric CVC tip location protocol

“The aim of this paper is to review all the evidence about the accuracy of ultrasound methods for tip navigation and tip location in pediatric patients, and to suggest a structured protocol for clinical practice” Zito Marinosci et al (2021).

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Venipuncture and virtual reality

“Given the high participation rate, future studies to evaluate the efficacy of VR are recommended to determine whether an off-the-shelf VR headset can be a low-cost and low-risk tool to improve children’s coping during venipuncture or other related procedures” Canares et al (2021).

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Femoral PICC line placement

‘It is safe and feasible to place PICC through a superficial femoral vein under ultrasound combined with ECG positioning technology in patients with superior vena cava syndrome” Xiao et al (2021).

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IV drug risk reduction – Full Text

“Nursing risk management can reduce the incidence of errors in clinical pharmacy intravenous admixture services and the incidence rate of infusion reactions, improve infusion safety, and promote the improvement of the subjective satisfaction of patients” Yang et al (2021).

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Intraosseous vascular access device comparison

“Each of these devices provides an effective route for fluid resuscitation, drug delivery, laboratory evaluation, and shortening the timeframe for established vascular access, provided that the person obtaining the access is acquainted with the use of the device” Drozd et al (2021).

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CICC complication prevention – SIC protocol

“This paper describes a standardized protocol (S.I.C.: Safe Insertion of Centrally Inserted Central Catheters) for the systematic application of seven basic beneficial strategies to be adopted during insertion of central venous catheters in the cervico-thoracic region, aiming to minimize immediate, early, or late insertion-related complications” Brescia et al (2021).

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Fatal complications of tunnelled CVC

“If a perforation with relevant vascular damage is suspected, we recommend leaving the dilator/introducer/catheter in place to reduce major hemorrhage until the vascular or cardiothoracic surgeon can fix the problem” Schuepfer et al (2021).

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