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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Infusion nursing overview – Full Text

“The infusion nurse’s primary focus is patient safety, as demonstrated through the comprehensive management of all patient infusion needs, including planning for and inserting the vascular access device” Miller (2023).

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Peripheral intravenous catheter management – Full Text

“This article reviews the evidence for the appropriate use of short PIVCs in hospitalized patients, assesses the ongoing need for PIVCs, provides recommendations for alternative options, and argues for promptly removing a PIVC that is no longer in use” Ray-Barruel and Alexander (2023).

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