Long peripheral intravenous catheters reduces catheter failure – Full Text
“Catheterization of an upper arm vein using the new long PIVC to administer a hyper-stimulant drug might reduce CF compared with catheterization of a forearm vein using SPC” Murayama et al (2023).
Home parenteral nutrition for children – Full Text
“We share our experiences for the last two decades and identify the risk factors for complications and mortality. A retrospective study of HPN patients was conducted between January 2000 and February 2022” Chen et al (2023).
Peripheral venipuncture-related pain management – Full Text
“Children aged 3-16 years old were randomized into three groups: EMLA group, distraction group, and combined group. The primary outcome was children’s self-reported pain scored using the Wong-Baker FACES® Pain Rating Scale” Yu et al (2023).
Biofilm infections in NICU – Full Text
“The aim of this review is to describe traditional and novel ways to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria and biofilm infections in NICUs” Baltogianni et al (2023).
Peripheral intravascular cannula insertion practices
“This study was designed to study the efficacy and safety of recommended Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for peripheral intravascular catheter insertion practice and its comparison with a standard insertion protocol being followed and their outcome” Gupta et al (2022).
MRSA infection among haemodialysis patients with CVC
“MRSA nasal colonization is an important cause of MRSA infection among haemodialysis patients with CVCs” Wong et al (2023).
OPAT blood test review outcome – Full Text
“Patients with fewer comorbidities, ceftriaxone and short OPAT durations are at lower risk for OPAT complications. These patients could be followed with less frequent laboratory monitoring” Frisby et al (2023).
Challenges undertaking procedures requiring skin asepsis
“Nurses frequently undertake procedures requiring asepsis (PRAs), but report challenges and unwarranted variations in practice” Gould et al (2022).
Occupational exposure to blood-borne viruses – post-exposure prophylaxis
“To investigate the incidence of OBEs, related epidemiological characteristics, PEP completion rate, time and reason for PEP discontinuation, and seroconversion rate reported over 10 years” Lee and Choi (2023).
Investigating central venous ports without blood return – Full Text
“In routine practice, central venous ports without blood return (CVPWBRs) are common. However, very few studies have reported on the viable period of CVPWBR use. We therefore investigated this period by retrospectively analyzing the venographic images of CVPWBRs” Yagi et al
PICC complications study – Full Text
“This was a clinical and retrospective study in which the risk factors and complications of PICC use were evaluated” Bonfim et al (2023).
Vein dilation before peripheral intravenous catheterization – Full Text
“This study aimed to clarify the venous dilation effect of including tapping or massaging to the application of a tourniquet at the cutaneous veins of healthy adults’ forearms” Yasuda et al (2023).
OPAT unplanned hospital readmission – Full Text
“The UK 30 day unplanned hospital readmission model performed poorly in predicting readmission for the OPAT population at a US academic medical centre” Brenneman et al (2023).
Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization simulation model – Full Text
“The new simulator is a feasible, inexpensive and easily reproducible tool for training anaesthesiologists in ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization” Liu et al (2023).
Stem cell transplantation via PICC – Full Text
“We aimed to retrospectively assess the safety and feasibility of stem cell infusion through PICC and to evaluate its impact on transplantation kinetics” Milczarek et al (2023).
Cisplatin extravasation results in severe tissue necrosis – Full Text
“We recommend that the findings from our case report are incorporated into extravasation guidelines to ensure optimal treatment of cisplatin extravasations” Braam et al (2023).
Implantable port catheter migration in 1-year-old child – Full Text
“Fluoroscopy showed that the tip of the catheter was located in the right thoracic cavity, and there was a large amount of effusion in the right thoracic cavity. The pleural effusion was removed, the TIVAD was replaced again, and the child was discharged 2 days later” Lu et al (2023).
OPAT endocarditis treatment – Full Text
“In this article, we review the literature on the model of care for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in infective endocarditis and propose that systems of care be developed based on local resources and all patients admitted with infective endocarditis be screened appropriately for outpatient antimicrobial therapy” Rajaratnam and Rajaratnam (2023).
Gram-negative CRBSI risk – Full Text
“We aimed to assess the incidence, etiology and outcomes of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) in onco-hematological patients, to assess the differences between patients with hematological malignancies (HMs) and solid tumors (STs) and to identify the risk factors for Gram-negative (GN) CRBSI” Laporte-Amargos et al (2023).
Antibiotic lock therapy for CLABSI treatment – Full Text
“To explore the effective response strategies for infections in infants with short bowel syndrome and solid abdominal tumours, treated with totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs)” Xiao et al (2023).
Correction of displaced intravenous infusion port catheter – Full Text
“Severe displacement of IVAP catheter was found by chest X-ray examination. The IVAP cannot be used normally. Therefore, we conducted an emergency procedure to reset the catheter through double pigtail catheters, the operation was successful and the infusion port was restored” Liu and Du (2023).
Indications and contraindications of parenteral nutrition – Full Text
“The indications and contraindications of parenteral nutrition (PN) are discussed in view of recent clinical findings” Berger and Pichard (2022).
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Needleless connector contamination before and after disinfection
“The majority of needleless connectors had bacterial contamination before disinfection. Needleless connectors should be disinfected for 30 seconds before use, particularly in immunocompromised patients” Akbıyık et al (2023).
OPAT in older adults
“Amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, innovations in OPAT are needed to shepherd OPAT care into a more patient-centered, thoughtful practice, whereas minimizing harm to older patients from unnecessary health-care exposure and thus health-care associated infections” Oliver and Skalweitbn(2023).
Closed system transfer devices for aseptic drug reconstitution – Full Text
“We aimed to investigate the closure integrity and validate the aseptic procedure of two types of CSTDs by using a combination of the dye ingress test and a media fill test” van den Berg et al (2023).
Tunneled central venous catheters for hemodialysis
“Initiation of dialysis was the main reason for CVC implantation. Death was predominant for termination of CVC use. Infections were rare (0.6/1000 catheter days), complications were associated with certain comorbidities” Buckenmayer et al (2023).
Infusion-related local complications of vancomycin administration
“Our data support safe administration of vancomycin if infused at a concentration under 5 mg/mL, through the volumetric pump on PIVC” Ammar et al (2023).
Femorally inserted central catheter tip location
“The intraprocedural method of tip location of FICCs by transhepatic ultrasound was applicable in 97.6% of cases and feasible in 100%. When the position of the catheter tip is planned to be in the subdiaphragmatic IVC, this method of tip location is accurate, safe, and inexpensive, and should be considered as an alternative to fluoroscopy” Annetta et al (2023).
Physiologically ineffective intravenous fluids in the ED
“We report the largest-known carotid artery Doppler analysis (i.e., roughly 20,000 cardiac cycles) in ED patients requiring IV fluid expansion. A clinically significant amount of time was spent providing physiologically ineffective IV fluid” Kenny et al (2023).
Y-site pediatric drug compatibility – Full Text
“To evaluate the physical intravenous Y-site compatibility of 29 combinations of medications at commonly used pediatric concentrations using both existing and novel techniques” Ross et al (2023).
Skin reactions associated with dressing adhesives
“Use of continuous glucose measurement (CGM) systems and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) devices adhering to the skin can lead to skin reactions. The objective was to determine the prevalence and consequences of skin reactions to CGM or CSII infusion sites in a large, unbiased population” Diedisheim et al (2023).
Catheter tip – cavo-atrial junction relationship on bubble test results
“The aim of this study was to measure the variations of the push-to-bubbles time at increasing distance from the cavo-atrial junction, to verify if a cut-off of 1-2 s correspond to a well-positioned catheter” SElli et al (2023).
IV medication administration errors in ICU – Full Text
“The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception of nurses, working in adult ICUs, on the occurrence of MAEs during continuous infusion therapies” Beaudart et al (2023).
Why are blood samples rejected – Full Text
“Clinical laboratory errors have a great impact on patient safety and treatment. Although specimen rejections result in longer turnaround times and increased health-care costs, different studies present inconsistent findings” Getawa et al (2022).
Home parenteral nutrition ESPEN guideline – Full Text
“The guideline is based on previous published guidelines and provides an update of current evidence and expert opinion; it consists of 71 recommendations that address the indications for HPN, central venous access device (CVAD) and infusion pump, infusion catheter and CVAD site care, nutritional admixtures, program monitoring and management” Pironi et al (2023).
Retrieval of detached implantable port – Full Text
“The authors present a case of a successful percutaneous retrieval of a detached port-a-catheter device that had migrated to the right cardiac chambers in a patient with inoperable pancreatic cancer and hepatic metastases” Papatheodorou et al (2023).
Safety of vapocoolant spray during vascular puncture – Full Text
“The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the vapocoolants for vascular puncture in children and adults” Wang et al (2023).
Trimmed central venous catheters do not increase endothelial injury
“Trimmed CVCs do not increase endothelial injury compared to standard untrimmed CVCs” Wang et al (2023).
Central venous catheter insertion simulation-based learning
“The authors performed a randomized controlled trial of internal medicine residents who participated in an internal jugular central venous catheter insertion SBML curriculum at a tertiary care academic medical center” Barsuk et al (2023).
CLABSI rates associated with closed system transfer devices – Full Text
“A closed system transfer device (CSTD) was introduced for hazardous drugs administration in 6 oncology wards; this new CSTD was associated with a significant increase in CLABSI rates” Fox et al (2023).
Chemotherapy infusions in outpatient examination rooms
“The novel approach of offering short infusions in outpatient clinic examination rooms provides an opportunity to ease capacity constraints and further increase patient and family satisfaction” Omdahl et al (2023).
Hemiazygos vein cvc malposition
“Malpositioning of central catheters is unpredictable but can be easily avoided by using intraprocedural methods to confirm tip position” Hajeh et al (2023).
Long peripheral IV catheter cost analysis
“When using ultrasound guidance for vascular access, LPCs are potentially a cost-effective strategy for reducing PIVC complications in DVA patients compared to SPCs” Bahl et al (2023).
Blood discard volume before central venous catheter blood draw
“To determine whether a lower discard volume for obtaining blood samples from temporary CVCs placed into the internal jugular, femoral or subclavian vein offers valid results” Castro-Olmo et al (2023).
Chemotherapy vascular access cost and quality review – Full Text
“In line with these results, it is thought that when choosing the chemotherapy application method, factors such as the treatment duration of the patients, the ease of opening the vascular access, and the patient’s psychological state should be taken into consideration” Erişen et al (2023).
OPAT fee-for-service payment
“The introduction of a financial incentive for physicians did not appear to increase OPAT use. Policymakers should consider modifying the incentive design or addressing organizational barriers to expanded OPAT use” Staples et al (2023).
CVC insertion site and associated complication rates
“The aim of this study was to review a large, single-institution experience to determine the impact of access location on peri-operative complications” Mansfield et al (2023).
Glue for securement of peripheral intravenous catheters
“The risk of developing device-related phlebitis and premature device removal, increased significantly if CG was not used for adjunct catheter securement” van Rens et al (2023).
Portacath insertion technique to reduce complication rates
“The port first technique for IVJ port device placement was associated with higher accuracy and lower thrombosis rates and this was statistically significant” Tang et al (2023).
Topics of interest in infusion nursing – Full Text
“These findings indicate that nurses have various inquiries in infusion nursing. It is necessary to re-establish the duties and roles of infusion nurses, and to develop effective infusion nursing training programs” Park et al (2023).
Blood culture order decision-making algorithm
“The indications for blood cultures are often not evidence-based, and evidence-based algorithms to guide the collection of blood cultures may offer a way to decrease inappropriate culture orders” Siev et al (2023).
Near-miss during jugular venous catheterization
“In this near-miss case presentation, an aneurysmal carotid artery was misidentified with ultrasound by a junior resident, nearly leading to placement of a sheath into the artery” Culp et al (2023).