blood culture contamination

Paired blood cultures in children with cancer

“We evaluated and described results for first episode of paired blood cultures from children with cancer who have a central venous line using retrospective databaseWe evaluated and described results for first episode of paired blood cultures from children with cancer who have a central venous line using retrospective database” Burcham et al (2021).

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PICC

Femorally inserted central catheter complication reduction

“We proposed a standardized protocol (S.I.F.: Safe Insertion of Femorally Inserted Central Catheters) consisting of seven strategies that should be part of vascular cannulation and should be adopted during the insertion of femoral venous catheters, aiming to minimize immediate, early and late insertion-related complications” Brescia et al (2021).

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CLABSI

Candida CRBSI risk factors

“Patients admitted in ICU were less likely to develop C. parapsilosis CRBSI while patients receiving TPN were more likely to have C. parapsilosis CRBSI when compared to the non-CRBSI group” Yamin et al (2021).

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Infusion flow rate research

“Regardless of the type of infusion solution or transfusion, the pressure-flow relationship in the catheter was nonlinear and not directly proportional. However, within the clinical pressure range (up to 450 mm Hg), the relationship between the flow rate and pressure in the entire infusion line was almost linear and proportional” Miyoshi et al (2021).

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paediatric BSI

AccuVein in children review

“This device can therefore be used according to the healthcare professionals’ situation and needs. It is widely used in paediatric wards, and our study shows that it offers a support tool that reassures healthcare professionals and helps validate their choice of vein easiest to catheterise” Usclade et al (2021).

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infusion

Cannulation pain and hypnotic communication

“Training nurses in HC may translate into improved pain and distress in patients, both self-rated and observed provided that skills are used in practice. HC training is a promising non-pharmacological intervention to address pain in paediatrics” Ogez et al (2021).

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PICC

Mid-thigh femoral midline catheter

“The following is a case description of a mid-thigh superficial femoral vein midline catheter for comfort care medications in a patient with exhausted peripheral vasculature on hospice” Ostroff et al (2021).

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CRBSI

Medication titration standards

“Critical care nurses titrate continuous infusions of medications to achieve clinical end points. In 2017, The Joint Commission (TJC) placed restrictions on titration practice, decreasing nurses’ autonomous decision-making” Davidson et al (2021).

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Sedation for CVC insertion

“For central venous access device procedures under monitored anesthesia care, remifentanil use in both infusion and bolus techniques could provide sufficient sedation and analgesia without serious adverse effects” Sagiroglu et al (2021).

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Central line bundle implementation – Full Text

“However, some factors related to bundle compliance and measurement remain unaddressed, including harder to change socio-cultural factors likely important to sustainability of the CLABSI reductions and fostering further improvements across a broader safety agenda” Goldman et al (2021).

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Multi-chamber infusion bag design

“The proportion of force loaded on different chamber was gained. The results indicated that critical bursting force is positively related to the length and width of the chamber, and negatively related to the height of the chamber” Fan et al (2021).

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