chlorhexidine skin antisepsis

CLABSI 2021 update

“The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted in increased health care-acquired infections, including central line-associated bloodstream infections” Selby et al (2021).

Read More »
intravenous fluids

Teprotumumab infusion guidelines

“The goals of this article are to introduce this new therapeutic option; discuss its mechanism of action, indications for use, administration protocol, infusion precautions, and informed consent; and review common side effects and management” Kang et al (2021).

Read More »
UEDVT

Reducing central line days – Full Text

“Institutions have varied approaches to addressing the issue of removing idle CVCs, and more standardized approaches in checklists as well as communication, particularly on multidisciplinary rounds, will be key to CVC removal” Beville et al (2021).

Read More »
transfusion review

How to administer neonatal transfusion

“The objective of this study was to verify the influence of the gravitational infusion method or syringe infusion pump on changes in hemolysis markers of irradiated and nonirradiated packed red blood cells (PRBCs) in vitro administered in a neonate peripheral intravenous catheter” Orsi et al (2021).

Read More »
Blood Culture

Vapocoolant spray for venipuncture pain

“The study result showed that the use of vapocoolant spray for pain management is an effective method of reducing pain related to venipuncture during the process of blood donation in young male donors” Basak et al (2021).

Read More »
neonatal picc

Neonatal glucose infusion rate

“To investigate the glucose infusion rate (GIR) on parenteral nutrition (PN) in the first week of life administered in preterm infants and its effect on neonatal morbidity and mortality” Angelika et al (2021).

Read More »

Midline catheter in critical care

“The midline catheter has had a resurgence in use because of the need for a long-term peripheral vascular access device not linked to central catheter-associated bloodstream infection risk” Nickel (2021).

Read More »

Accidental epidural catheter infusion of potassium

“An infusion of 100 cc of 0,2% potassium chloride was accidental performed through a thoracic epidural catheter, inserted to perioperative analgesia, to a 66 years old man who was scheduled for right hemicolectomy, 48 h after surgery” Schwartzmann et al (2021).

Read More »

Unjustified peripheral IV access in ED – Full Text

“The guidelines specified when PIVI was justified (life-threatening emergency, need for an exclusive intravenous drug with no oral alternative, impossibility to administer oral medication, need to maintain an empty stomach) or unjustified (KVO, “just in case”, to collect a blood sample)” Noel et al (2021).

Read More »

Community subcutaneous infusion

“The practice of anticipatory CSCI prescribing and administration can be safe in the community non-specialist setting when supported by clinical guidelines, specialist advice and ongoing multiprofessional education” Coyle et al (2021).

Read More »

Short term vascular access safety

“In this cohort study among patients with placement of midline catheters vs PICCs for short-term indications, midlines were associated with a lower risk of bloodstream infection and occlusion compared with PICCs” Swaminathan et al (2021).

Read More »