IV fluid administration in critically ill patients – Full Text

“The aim of this review is to reappraise the pathophysiology of fluid therapy, considering the mechanisms related to the interplay of flow and pressure variables, the systemic response to the shock syndrome, the effects of different types of fluids administered and the concept of preload dependency responsiveness” Messina et al (2022).

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Peripheral intravenous catheter outcomes

“To determine the incidence and risk factors for adverse events using a transparent bordered dressing for securement in the dorsum of the hand or cubital fossa in consecutive patients hospitalized in an internal medicine department” Shimoni et al (2022).

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ECG PICC tip positioning in neonates

“ECG monitor helps to determine the position of catheter tip in the PICC placement via lower extremity veins in neonates and can improve the one-time success rate of PICC placement and reduce the time spent on PICC placement, with a good positioning efficiency” Ling et al (2022).

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Blood transfusion management conversation

“Clinicians may be more receptive to blood conservation during times of shortages if open communication is established, particularly if hospital leadership is involved in urgent crisis messaging to the clinicians and other hospital staff involved in patient care” Gammon et al (2022).

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IV fluid choice and mortality – Full Text

“If tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths could be prevented every year at minimal added cost by simply using whichever of the two fluids results in even slightly better outcomes, what could be the argument against using the slightly better fluid?” Semler (2022).

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Peripheral IV insertion competence

“The objective of this study was to implement an evidence-based practice project to improve peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) insertion confidence and competence and to improve first-attempt success” Jacobs (2022).

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Blood sampling methods in blood gas analysis – Full Text

“To evaluate the accuracy and stability of arterial blood gas (ABG) results by comparison with venous measurements from routine blood tests, and to compare the accuracy and performance of two sampling syringes, pre-heparinized syringe (PHS) and disposable arterial blood syringe (DABS), in ABG analysis” Zhao et al (2022).

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CLABSI risk factors – Full Text

“Here, we analyzed the factors associated with CLABSI in patients with central venous catheter (CVC) insertions and evaluated the effects of our implemented preventive measures” Moriyama et al (2022).

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