CRBSI

Vascular access needle-pilot device

“In a simulation model, US-guided axillary vein catheterization with a needle-pilot device was associated with a shorter time of successful cannulation and a decrease in numbers of skin punctures and complications” Boulet et al (2021).

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Pediatric hemodialysis access

“Pediatric hemodialysis access is a demanding field. Procedures are infrequent, technically challenging, and associated with high complication and failure rates” Almond et al (2021).

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Tunneled catheters placed at bedside

“Bedside right internal jugular TDC placement in COVID-19 patients, using ultrasound and anatomic landmarks without fluoroscopic guidance, may potentially reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission among healthcare workers without compromising patient safety or catheter function” Sohail et al (2021).

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Vascular access complications in children

“This article reviews various aspects of vascular access and associated iatrogenic trauma in children, including risk factors, management of complications, and preventive measures to avoid complications” Georgeades et al (2021).

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Wrong blood in tube error

“A wrong blood in tube (WBIT) error signifies a blood sample that does not match the patient identified on the sample label. WBIT errors can result in ABO mistransfusions” Dunbar and Kaufman (2021).

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IM injection nerve injury

“The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of posterior femoral cutaneous nerve (PFCN) lesions in patients referred to the electrophysiology laboratory with an initial diagnosis of sciatic nerve lesion following injection” Polat and Ayaz (2021).

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Anesthetic infusion events

“In this study, we address the problem of predicting decisions made by anesthesiologists during surgery using machine learning; specifically, we formulate a decision making problem by increasing the flow rate at each time point in the continuous administration of analgesic remifentanil as a supervised binary classification problem” Miyaguchi et al (2021).

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CVC dressing management

“Short gut syndrome patients can develop skin conditions and complications that may challenge nursing practice to mitigate CLABSI” Langford et al (2021).

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Intramuscular injection depth

“Dorsogluteal injections are often injected into subcutaneous tissue rather than muscle because needles are not long enough to reach muscle, especially in women” Strohfus et al (2021).

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Tunnelled catheter exchange

“We conducted this study to compare the safety and effectiveness of replacement versus salvage techniques to change ports to the Hickman lines before bone marrow transplants in pediatric patients” Bawazir et al (2021).

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IV pump performance review

“The ability to overcome the effects of dead volume was overall similar between the syringe and peristaltic pumps, as was the response to consecutive changes in drug infusion rates” Gibson et al (2021).

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Ultrasound access images for training

“Removing the need for an external tracking system would significantly reduce the cost of Central Line Tutor and make it far more accessible to the medical trainees that would benefit from it most” Barr et al (2021).

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Incidence of chemotherapy extravasation

“The most common agent to extravasate was docetaxel, and all events occurred via peripheral route. The incidence of events was lower than the reported benchmark for National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers” Ehmke (2021).

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CLABSI knowledge in Poland

“The knowledge of nursing staff in the study area is not sufficient. Studies show that the guidelines for the prevention of CLABSIs in ICUs should be standardized, and continuous training of personnel in this field should be provided” Dyk et al (2021).

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CLABSI rates in China

“The average incidence of CLABSI in ICUs in China is 1.5/1000 catheter days, similar to the rates reported in developed countries but lower than previous reports in China” Zeng et al (2021).

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Fluid warmer design dangers

“We believe the Hotline® fluid warmer lacks a crucial monitor for detecting a breach within the fluid warming set, and therefore recommend the addition of an alarm to improve this device’s safety” Brook et al (2021).

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