central venous

Rare CVC complication

“We present this rare CVC complication to demonstrate the possibility of incorrect insertion of the catheter and penetration of the spinal canal, possibly causing neuronal damage” Chang et al (2021).

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VIP Score

Early CVC removal and CLABSI recurrence

“A lower incidence of infection-related mortality, persistent bacteremia, and recurrent bacteremia was found in patients early catheter removal; however the sample size was not adequate to detect statistical differences” Johns et al (2021).

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Midline catheter

Unsuccessful arm port removal

“The indwelling period is an independent risk factor for unsuccessful removal of a CV port implanted in the forearm of adult oncologic patients, with a cut-off of 41 months” Kinoshita et al (2021).

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CLABSI and hospital mortality rate

“An evidence-based practice (EBP) approach to implementing change is relevant and pertinent to the strategy to improve outcomes for hospitalized patients with central venous catheters (CVC)” Chovanec et al (2021).

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neonatal picc

PICC insertion in preterm infants

“Central lines, such as peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), are essential to ensure safe delivery of drugs and concentrated parenteral nutrition to optimize treatment and postnatal growth in sick preterm and term infants” Gavelli and Wackernagel (2021).

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central venous

Superior vena cava perforation

“We present a case of a severe mechanical complication (superior vena cava perforation) that developed after subclavian vein catheterization using an ultrasound-guided static approach in a patient who underwent right lower lobectomy with video-assisted thoracic surgery” Kaya et al (2021).

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Midline catheter in critical care

“The midline catheter has had a resurgence in use because of the need for a long-term peripheral vascular access device not linked to central catheter-associated bloodstream infection risk” Nickel (2021).

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Accidental epidural catheter infusion of potassium

“An infusion of 100 cc of 0,2% potassium chloride was accidental performed through a thoracic epidural catheter, inserted to perioperative analgesia, to a 66 years old man who was scheduled for right hemicolectomy, 48 h after surgery” Schwartzmann et al (2021).

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Unjustified peripheral IV access in ED – Full Text

“The guidelines specified when PIVI was justified (life-threatening emergency, need for an exclusive intravenous drug with no oral alternative, impossibility to administer oral medication, need to maintain an empty stomach) or unjustified (KVO, “just in case”, to collect a blood sample)” Noel et al (2021).

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Community subcutaneous infusion

“The practice of anticipatory CSCI prescribing and administration can be safe in the community non-specialist setting when supported by clinical guidelines, specialist advice and ongoing multiprofessional education” Coyle et al (2021).

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Short term vascular access safety

“In this cohort study among patients with placement of midline catheters vs PICCs for short-term indications, midlines were associated with a lower risk of bloodstream infection and occlusion compared with PICCs” Swaminathan et al (2021).

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