Bedside rounding checklist – Full Text

“Implementation eliminated central line-associated bloodstream infections and catheter-associated urinary tract infections and resulted in a statistically significant reduction in average hospital length of stay” Radhakrishnan et al (2022).

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Blood culture procedure development – Full Text

“By standardising blood culture collection methods, optimising blood volume and nurses’ education, we were able to develop a best practice for blood culture collection and to reduce BCC and negativity rate to a sustainable low rate at our hospital” Aldiba et al (2023).

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Korean OPAT review

“We found that a significant number of OPATs were prescribed, follow-up visits were not performed in the case of about a quarter of prescriptions, and laboratory monitoring was not fully conducted in more than half of the cases” Heo et al (2022).

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Bedside PICC placement – Full Text

“This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of bedside peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement under ultrasonography (USG) guidance in the general ward by a surgical intensivist-led vascular access team versus that of PICC placement in the intensive care unit (ICU) or fluoroscopy unit” Yu and Hong (2022).

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Rapid transfusion device – Full Text

“The novel LifeFlow device is a hand-powered device that can rapidly infuse fluids, including blood products. However, successful use of this device in the hands of the intended end user has not been demonstrated” Mongold et al (2022).

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Blood component resuscitation in trauma

“We sought to study the role red blood cell transfusion volume plays in the relationships between red blood cell:platelet and red blood cell:fresh frozen plasma ratios and 4-hour mortality” Dorken-Gallastegi et al (2022).

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