Leaching of phthalates from medical equipment – Full Text
“The highest DEHP exposure dose of 730 μg/kg bw/day was determined from the use of cannula for neonates. This is the first study to document the amount of phthalates leached from various medical supplies and associated exposures” Wang and Kannan (2023).
Medical device cybersecurity in healthcare – Full Text
“All of these devices, once connected to a hospital network, present another opportunity for a malevolent party to access the hospital systems, either to gain PHI for financial, political or other gain or to attack the systems directly to cause erroneous monitoring, altered settings of any device and even to access the EMR via this IoMT window” Cartwright (2023).
MARSI prediction in cancer patients with central venous access
“The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI) at the site of central venous access device (CVAD) implantation in patients with cancer, identify risk factors associated with MARSI in patients with cancer, and create a nomogram for predicting risk of MARSI” Li et al (2023).
Hospital-community-family nursing model in home PICC care
“This study highlights the importance of promoting the application of the hospital-community-family triple linkage nursing model in breast cancer patients with PICC lines to improve the therapeutic effect” Huang et al (2023).
Blood culture use in critically ill children – Full Text
“Specific factors underlying decisions about blood culture use and overuse are unknown. Therefore, we aimed to identify perceived determinants of blood culture use in the PICU” Woods-Hill et al (2023).
Midline catheter and PICC comparison
“Our aim was to assess feasibility and generate clinical data comparing MCs with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)” Marsh et al (2023).
Topical gentamicin for CLABSI prevention
“To compare the infection rates achieved with the application of either topical gentamicin or placebo to the exit-site of tunneled catheters filled with locking solution in chronic hemodialysis patients” Caetano et al (2023).
Chemotherapy induced infusion phlebitis
“Peripheral epirubicin administration will result in severe CIP being experienced by a proportion of patients irrespective of whether infusion pump or manual injection method is used” Williams et al (2023).
Whole blood transfusion in trauma patients
“Civilian trauma patients with acute traumatic hemorrhage treated with WB ± BCT as compared to BCT had lower odds on early and 24-hours mortality” van der Horst et al (2023).
Reverse-tapered and non-tapered PICC comparison – Full Text
“Purpose of this study was to compare the complication rates between reverse-tapered and nontapered peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)” Bae et al (2023).
Infusion-related phlebitis reduction
“Here we review the major etiologies of IRP and describe potential pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for preventing and managing the condition as well as for improving vascular access health in multiple-drug administration settings” Johnson et al (2023).
Prevention of vasovagal syncope during venipuncture
“Use of the lidocaine tape was successful and permitted comfortable placement of the IV catheter without any onset of VVS” Shiraishi et al (2023).
Extending the lifespan of peripheral IV catheters in newborns – Full Text
“Several strategies can be employed to prevent PIVC complications. One strategy is to select the appropriate catheter size and material for each patient. The catheter size should be based on the patient’s age, vein size, and the type and duration of therapy” Lee (2023).
CLABSI and CAUTI 4-year surveillance data review – Full Text
“This retrospective review of 4-year surveillance data revealed a higher central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate in non-Hispanic Black patients” Gettler et al (2023).
Hemothorax secondary to jugular vein CVC placement – Full Text
“During a thoracotomy, the tip of the CVC was found within the chest cavity. The presence of chest trauma may impact on clinician’s appreciation of the potential complications of internal jugular vein CVC placement” Gong et al (2023).
Conventional and non-conventional tunneled dialysis catheter sites – Full Text
“The current review outlines the clinical scenarios for selecting an appropriate patient for hemodialysis catheter use for short-term or long-term needs” Sharma et al (2023).
Pain reduction during VA cannulation in haemodialysis patients – Full Text
“Distraction through an anti-stress ball reduces the perception of pain experienced by the chronic renal patients undergoing haemodialysis” Dinis and Sousa (2023).
Inadvertent epidural and intravenous line swap – Full Text
“This paper reports on the accidental misconnection of intravenous acetaminophen to an epidural line and of the patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) pump to intravenous access, as a result of patient error” Dias et al (2023).
Role of simulation-based mastery for CVC insertion training – Full Text
“SBML is effective for training APPs to perform ICU skills. Relying on traditional educational methods does not reliably ensure that APPs are adequately prepared to perform skills such as CVC insertion, thoracentesis, and MV management” Vitale et al (2023).
Management of nonchemotherapy medication extravasation – Full Text
“The frequency of extravasation in adults is between 0.1% and 6%.2 Some suggest the incidence is decreasing thanks to improved infusion procedure, early recognition of drug leakage, and training” Tarpey et al (2023).
Impact of blood transfusion guidelines – Full Text
“We evaluated by means of a data-driven approach if and when the guidelines on red blood cell transfusions (RBCTs) issued by Swiss Smarter Medicine in 2016 had an impact on RBCTs practice within a hospital network” Balafas et al (2023).
Investigating potential drivers for increased CLABSI – Full Text
“Central line-associated bloodstream infection rates increased during the Omicron surge at our rural academic medical center” Kang et al (2023).
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Positive and neutral needleless connector study
“A pragmatic, multiphase prospective quality improvement initiative was performed to determine whether a positive displacement connector (PD) causes reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), occlusion, and catheter hub colonization when compared with a neutral displacement connector with alcohol disinfecting cap (AC)” Schora et al (2023).
Peripheral intravenous catheterization outcomes in Portugal
“This reality, combined with Portugal’s absence of government-endorsed evidence-based standards for peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) insertion and treatment and vascular access teams, may explain the country’s unacceptably high incidence of PIVC-related complications reported over the last decade” Santos-Costa et al (2023).
OPAT for patients with spinal infection – Full Text
“OPAT is a feasible and effective option for delivering intravenous antimicrobial therapy to patients with spinal infections who can be managed without hospitalisation” Kilinc et al (2023).
CLABSI in patients with acute leukemia and neutropenia
“The objectives of this study were to examine predictors for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and causative microorganisms” Joslyn et al (2023).
How to organize intravenous tubing
“The objective of this research was to examine the value of a novel carriage system that organizes and elevates medical and intravenous (IV) tubing” Hartman et al (2023).
Antimicrobial PICC systematic review
“In conclusion, this systematic review and meta-analysis suggested that anti-microbial PICCs had a non-significant association with lower CLABSI risk compared with noncoated PICCs” Wu et al (2023).
How many supervised CVC insertions to reach competence
“This study suggests that 22 catheter insertions under the supervision of a senior nephrologist are needed to complete the learning curve for a junior nephrologist” Karaaslan et al (2023).
PICC and port comparison for chemotherapy administration – Full text
“Compared with PICC, TIVADs can prolong catheter indwelling time, reduce catheter-related complications, and maintain shoulder joint function, which makes it an ideal venous-access approach when providing chemotherapy to patients with malignant bone and soft tissue tumors of the lower extremities” Shan et al (2023).
Extravasation causing brachial artery vasospasm
“We present a patient being treated with intravenous dihydroergotamine (DHE) complicated by brachial artery vasospasm secondary to extravasation of DHE from an infiltrated peripheral intravenous catheter” Sheng and Ebeling (2023).
Pediatric transfusion decision-making
“We sought to identify factors that influenced transfusion decision-making in PICUs to explore potential barriers and facilitators to implementing the guidelines” Steffen et al (2023).
CLABSI insertion and maintenance bundle impact – Full Text
“A total of 116 ICUs were included in this study. The 3 HAIs showed a significant decrease of 43.5%, 52.1%, and 65.8% for CLABSI, VAP, and CA-UTI, respectively” Tuma et al (2023).
Lidocaine spray prior to peripheral IV cannulation in children – Full Text
“Topical 10% lidocaine spray applied ten minutes before venous cannulation is as effective as EMLA cream applied an hour before cannulation in children in providing dermal analgesia for intravenous cannulation with an added advantage of rapid onset of action in the former group” Kulkarni et al (2023).
Same venous route Hickman catheter replacement – Full Text
“We conducted a retrospective study to compare the efficacy of Hickman catheters and the survival of venous vessels using two different operative strategies” Koh et al (2023).
Central line insertion most common risk factor for Gram-positive bacteremia – Full Text
“We conclude that independent risk factors like diabetes mellitus, central line insertion, and acute pancreatitis in adult patients with Gram-positive bacteremia were associated with higher mortality” Singh et al (2023).
Reporting medication administration errors – Full Text
“Measures to reduce medication administration errors include developing a non-punitive adverse event reporting system, introducing electronic prescriptions of medicines, involving clinical pharmacists in the pharmacotherapy process and providing nurses with regular comprehensive training” Brabcová et al (2023).
PICC dressing related MARSI risk assessment scale – Full Text
“To construct a risk assessment scale for medical adhesive-related skin injuries (MARSI) at the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion site in oncology patients and test its reliability and validity” Li et al (2023).
Expert vascular access nurse competencies – Full Text
“This pilot study aims to outline an initial competency framework specifically for vascular access nurses” Sollami et al (2023).
Ceftolozane and tazobactam stability in elastomeric devices – Full Text
“In the study we tested the stability of ceftolozane/tazobactam at two clinically relevant concentrations following reconstitution and dilution in 0.9% sodium chloride in two different elastomeric devices, specifically in accordance with the requirements of the UK NHS Yellow Cover Document” Gilchrist et al (2023).
Intraosseous access in term and preterm neonates – Full Text
“Intraosseous access is a feasible option for emergency administration of vital drugs and fluids in newborns undergoing resuscitation when an umbilical venous catheter is impossible to place” Schwindt et al (2023).
Implantable port malposition case study – Full Text
“Central venous port chamber rotation is among the rarest complications, which usually makes the port unusable. It should be quickly recognized, to avoid further damage, such as extravasation of the chemotherapeutic agent or mechanical chamber impairment” Donev et al (2023).
Decreasing sharps injuries through root cause analysis
“The goal of this quality improvement project was to identify root causes of sharps injuries for RNs at a large urban hospital system” Stallard et al (2023).
The role of nursing leadership in CLABSI reduction
“oupled with strong support from nursing leadership, nurses on the unit successfully reduced CLABSIs by adopting novel, evidence-based strategies; ongoing monitoring; and multiple interventions” Orozco-Santana et al (2023).
Implementation of barcode medication labels and smart pumps – Full Text
“The proposed workflow utilizes medication labels generated from prescription data from the electronic health record. The generated labels include a 2D barcode to transfer data to the infusion devices” Erdfelder et al (2023).
French prehospital transfusion survey
“Although no consensus has been reached, prehospital transfusion is regularly considered to reduce avoidable mortality. The objective was to assess the status of prehospital transfusion practices in France” Bichot et al (2023).
Teaching intraosseous access for pediatric cardiac arrest
“Using an egg to teach and learn about IO access could be considered a methodology that is equally effective as using a chicken bone, with the advantage of achieving IO access in a lesser amount of time” Márquez-Hernández et al (2023).
Study of PICC safety in critically ill patients
“We found no significant differences in catheter-related complications between patients treated using CICCs and those treated using PICCs after emergency ICU admission. Our findings imply that PICCs may be an alternative to CICCs in critically ill patients” Maezawa et al (2023).
Home-infusion CLABSI surveillance definition
“We tested the validity of a home-infusion CLABSI surveillance definition and the feasibility and acceptability of its implementation” Keller et al (2023).
Ultrasound guided peripheral IV cannulation education – Full Text
“Simple teaching interventions can lead to competent ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous cannula insertion by novices, resulting in numerous positive outcomes for patients and healthcare systems” Hoskins et al (2023).
Circle priming for chemotherapy administration
“Implementation of circle priming has significantly increased the percentage of interoperability compliance for intravenous chemotherapy medications in our pediatric hematology/oncology patient care areas” Agedal et al (2023).
Blood culture volume requirements
“Implementing the PDCA cycle management can improve the mean blood culture volumes effectively and match the volume recommended by the manufacturer” Tseng et al (2023).