Guide wire catheter exchange technique

“The novel extra-catheter guide wire technique was helpful for in situ exchange of dysfunctional tunneled central venous hemodialysis catheters, especially when the guide wire could not pass through the catheter lumen” Zhang et al (2022).

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HIV treatment options update

“As such, this article addresses the history of HIV, the evolution of effective HIV treatments, the current treatment options available, and treatments in clinical trials” Webb (2022).

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Predicting CLABSI

“A machine learning model can be used to predict 25% of patients with impending CLABSI with only 1.1/1,000 of these predictions being incorrect” Bonello et al (2022).

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IV fluid therapy in sepsis

“Future research should focus on determining the optimal volume of fluid during sepsis resuscitation, the effectiveness of measures of “fluid responsiveness” in improving outcomes, the optimal composition of crystalloid solutions, the role of albumin, and the effects of “deresuscitation” after septic shock” Seitz et al (2022).

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Unnecessary peripheral IV catheters

“There seems to be a certain proportion of catheters cannulated unnecessarily in Ambulatory Emergency Care, which would justify the implementation of good practice programmes in the assessment and selection of vascular accesses” Ballesteros-Peña et al (2022).

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PICC associated UEDVT

“To observe the clinical effect of moxibustion combined with plucking technique at Jiquan (HT 1) for preventing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)-related venous thrombosis in the upper limbs of malignant tumor patients” Qiu et al (2022).

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Medication safety for nurses

“Understanding direct care nurses’ attitudes, skills, and beliefs about medication safety practices provides a foundation for development of improvement strategies” Arkin et al (2022).

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Intravenous medication errors

“This study aimed to determine intravenous medication preparation and administration errors, contributing factors, tendency towards making errors and knowledge level of emergency department healthcare workers” Arslan et al (2022).

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Superficial femoral midline catheters

“The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the performance and the potential complications of superficial femoral midline catheters (SFMC) inserted in the Superficial Femoral Vein by direct Seldinger technique” Gidaro et al (2022).

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Peripheral IV catheter needle design

“The thin-tipped short bevel needle induced lower compressive deformation and displacement of the vein than the conventional needles. This needle has the potential to improve the first-attempt success rate of peripheral intravenous catheterization in patients with difficult venous access” Tanabe et al (2022).

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CLABSI rates South Africa – Full Text

“The incidence of CLABSI at the MICU at Universitas Academic Hospital is high. Urgent intervention with strict compliance to prevention bundles is required to reduce the high incidence of CLABSI” Glover et al (2022).

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Pain prevention during intravenous cannulation

“CoolSense was more efficacious in reducing the pain of intravenous cannulation than the EMLA cream. In the pediatric population, CoolSense appears to be a simple and rapid means of providing adequate analgesia for venous cannulation” Xess et al (2022).

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Community infusion service – Full Text

“An increasing number of drugs and blood products need to be delivered by intravenous infusion. In the Canterbury region of New Zealand, these have historically been delivered at a hospital site; however, some infusions could be delivered in a community setting without compromising patient safety” McGonigle et al (2022).

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PICC and CLABSI reduction

“Our study confirmed that PICC was a superior alternative to CICC in preventing CLABSI in the adult hematology unit, while it posed a microbiological shift in local epidemiology” Nakaya et al (2022).

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OPAT in people who inject drugs – Full Text

“PWID have a range of antimicrobial delivery options that can be tailored in a patient-centred manner and thus are not limited to prolonged hospital admissions to receive intravenous antimicrobials for invasive infections” Attwood et al (2022).

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OPAT and inpatient-bed cost savings – Full Text

“These patients also had a total of 312 days of outpatient antibiotic therapy, which was an average of 21 days per patient. The total cost, if patients were admitted for those days, assuming a night cost £400, was £124,800, which was on average £8,320 per patient” Kwok et al (2022).

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PICC line self care – Full Text

“It is more beneficial to promote patients’ self-nursing management ability, reduce anxiety, reduce the average cost of PICC pipeline maintenance, reduce the incidence of PICC-related complications, and enhance nursing satisfaction” Jiang et al (2022).

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