Needlestick review – Full Text

“Needlestick injuries came to the forefront of healthcare after the discovery of the HV in the early 1980s. Since the adoption of universal precautions, the number of needlestick injuries has greatly decreased but continues to occur, but the numbers are low” King and Strony (2022).

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Central line care – Full Text

“Unfortunately, the presence of indwelling CVCs increases the risk of the formation of thrombi, emboli, and infection than patients with peripheral catheters by 200%” Ball and Singh (2022).

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OPAT for necrotising otitis externa

“This study aims to identify factors associated with treatment response and outcome in patients with NOE treated through outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)” Chris Durojaiye et al (2022).

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Chemotherapy infusion simulation

“To assess the impact of a high-fidelity manikin chemotherapy infusion simulation on student pharmacists’ confidence in applying clinical knowledge and perception of oncology pharmacy practice” Gamble et al (2022).

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Maximising infusion centre patient flow – Full Text

“Improved multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and increased availability of intravenous disease-modifying treatments can lead to overburdening of infusion centres. This study was focused on developing a decision-support tool to help infusion centres plan their operations” Lacinova et al (2022).

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Extravasation of non-antineoplastic drugs

“The purpose of this study was to characterise the physicochemical properties of non-antineoplastic parenterally administered drugs and determine their potential to cause a toxic effect on tissue” Giménez Poderós et al (2022).

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Heparin flushing guidelines

“The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a three times weekly heparin flushing intervention, as compared to daily heparin flushing, in children and adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with noninfusing TCVCs” Adlard et al (2022).

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Continuous infusion medication review

“To analyse whether the technical and legal aspects of the package insert for medicines used in paediatric intensive care units (ICU) using a continuous infusion (CI) pump corroborate the recommendations of clinical protocols and legal provisions” de Paiva et al (2022).

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Thrombophlebitis associated with vancomycin administration

“Continuous intravenous infusion of vancomycin should be preferably delivered by a central venous access, as largely recommended by current guidelines, since peripheral infusion is inevitably associated with venous thrombosis, independently from the type of peripheral venous access device adopted (short peripheral cannula vs long peripheral cannula) and from the extent of dilution” Scarano et al (2022).

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Pediatric PICC length

“The level of the carina was correlated with the patient’s height. A simplified formula, 0.1 × height (cm) + 1, seemed to perform acceptably and appeared to be worth validating in future studies” Ota et al (2022).

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Temocillin stability in elastomeric infusion devices

“To evaluate the stability of temocillin solution in two elastomeric infusion devices – Easypump II LT 270-27- S and Dosi-Fusor L25915-250D1 for OPAT administration during 14 days of 5°C±3°C fridge storage followed by 24 hour exposure at an in-use temperature of 32°C, when reconstituted with 0.3% citrate buffer at pH7” Sime et al (2022).

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ECG PICC tip position – Full Text

“Current perspectives on intracavitary electrocardiography will also be discussed, to give the reader a global view of the management of electrocardiographically guided PICCs, especially in an environment without x-ray support” Gullo and Qanadli (2022).

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DIVA in paediatric intensive care

“We found a low success rate at first attempt and a high proportion of DVA. More nurses and time were employed during cannulation and complications increased if the patient had DVA” de la Vieja-Soriano et al (2022).

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Supraclavicular central venous access

“The SC approach can be used as an alternative to the IC technique because of its low access time and high success rate. The SC approach should be more commonly used in day-to-day central venous cannulation” Nazir et al (2022).

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Peripheral intravenous catheter documentation

“Given the high rate of PIVC failure and its vast array of consequences, improvement of PIVC documentation of removal reasons is essential to better identify type and incidence of complications and help develop targeted solutions” Bahl et al (2022).

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Intraosseous needle placement – Full Text

“Intraosseous (IO) access is critical in resuscitation, providing rapid access when peripheral vascular attempts fail. Unfortunately, misplacement commonly occurs, leading to possible fluid extravasation and tissue necrosis” Kyle et al (2022).

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