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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Indocyanine green infiltration

“In this case, the discoloration from infiltration became apparent on postoperative day one and had resolved completely at the time of the follow-up appointment on postoperative day 18” Sigley et al (2021).

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Vancomycin infusion in children

“Articles were reviewed to assess their design and target population, characteristics of vancomycin treatment and the main findings in terms of safety and efficacy” Alonso-Moreno et al (2021).

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Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm

“We aimed to investigate whether low-intensity continuous and pulsed wave ultrasound (US) irradiation can inhibit the formation of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms, for potential application in the treatment of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI)” Koibuchi et al (2021).

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Ultrasound Vascular Access

Ultrasound-guided CVC tip navigation – Full Text

“Although the hypothesis could not be confirmed, this study demonstrated the usefulness of the right supraclavicular fossa ultrasound view for real-time confirmation and correction of the guidewire position in right infraclavicular subclavian vein catheterisation” Adrian et al (2021).

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Peripheral IV catheter failure

‘PIVC failure and poor PIVC maintenance practice are a substantial health-care problem. It is often assumed that fixing poor practice will fix failure, but will it? Is the problem poor practice alone, or is it the device itself?” Marsh and Rickard (2021).

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Living with a port

“Although the overall satisfaction was high(78.5%), 82(63.1%)patients reported difficulties in daily life, such as”pain or discomfort,””irritation over the implanted area while wearing a seat belt,”and”unable to wear a bag across their bodies” Hasegawa et al (2021).

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Vascular access team benefits

“The survey results highlight some of the potential benefits of implementing a dedicated VAT including use of a broader range of vascular access devices, increased awareness of the presence of vascular access policies, increased likelihood of recent vascular access training, and increased rates of systematic monitoring of associated complications” Cortés et al (2021).

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Phlebotomy service patient satisfaction

“The objective of this study was to use process cycle efficiency (PCE) to assess the performance of an intelligent tube preparation system (ITPS) which automatically labeled test tubes and conducted patient rerouting for phlebotomy services, and to interpret the WT during peak hours” Wu et al (2021).

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OPAT quality indicators

“The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinimetric properties of 33 quality indicators (QIs) developed to assess Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) and to identify potential room for improvement in a hospital-at-home (HaH) unit” March-López et al (2021).

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Central line insertion simulator

“The Dynamic Haptic Robotic Trainer (DHRT) was developed to minimize the up to 39% of adverse effects experienced by patients during Central Venous Catheterization (CVC) by standardizing CVC training, and provide automated assessments of performance” Gonzalez-Vargas et al (2021).

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PICC tip location

“Our study shows that ML classifiers can automatically extract the anatomical location of PICC tips from radiology reports” Shah et al (2021).

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