central line education

CRBSI and neutropenia

“Our findings do not support the use of empirical preoperative antibiotics and instead identify prolonged postoperative neutropenia as a major contributing factor for early CRBSI” Cher et al (2021).

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clabsi

CHG bathing in ICU

“A comprehensive daily 4% chlorhexidine gluconate bathing program can be implemented with standardized protocols and detailed instructions and can significantly reduce the incidence of health care-associated infections in intensive care unit and non-intensive care unit hospital settings” Chapman et al (2021).

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CRBSI during ECMO

“Indwelling CVC, not the ECMO circuitry, is the likely contributor for BSI, and exchanging CVC by day 8 can reduce the incidence of BSI” Manerikar et al (2021).

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iv audit

Local anesthetic for CVC insertion

“Although the CVC insertion pain was significantly lower in patients who received the topical combination of Lidocaine plus Diclofenac, there was no clinically important difference between the two groups and both topical anesthetics were effective and safe in reducing pain intensity” Azizkhani et al (2021).

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infusion reaction

Home infusion therapy for Pompe disease

“In German-speaking countries, clear rules for conducting home infusion therapy are needed to reduce psychosocial stress for patients with Pompe disease, and providing legal certainty for delegating physicians” Hahn et al (2021).

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POCUS for CVC position confirmation

“The intervention is a deimplementation programme called DRAUP (deimplementation of routine chest radiographs after adoption of ultrasound-guided insertion and confirmation of central venous catheter protocol) that will be created to address one unnecessary imaging modality in the acute care environment” Ablordeppey et al (2021).

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PIVC first stick success

“Changes to policy, practices, and products plus education can improve the PIVC first-stick success, dwell time, documentation, and staff safety” Davidson and Arora (2021).

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Pediatric DIVA score

“The 6-item Pediatric Intravenous Difficulty Score has criterion and construct validity and is reliable over time among clinicians with different levels of expertise in peripheral vascular access” Hartman et al (2021).

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Peripheral vasopressor infusion

“Administration of vasopressor infusions for short duration in critically ill patients via a peripheral venous cannula may be feasible, with low rates of complications, and offers a safe alternative to central venous access” Stolz et al (2021).

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