Belgian home hemodialysis outcomes

“This present study provides important information about patient’s profile and practice patterns and safety in a cohort of 80 incident Belgian HHD patients, with encouraging techniques and patient survival” Vô et al (2022).

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IV in-line filters – Pall blog series – episode 2

“IV in-line filter technology developed over the course of 50 years from protecting the patients from bacteria into small bedside manufactured devices, which today can protect ICU patients from not only intraluminal bacteria, but also from, endotoxin, air, and particles that may enter the patient’s blood stream” Pall (2022).

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ECG PICC tip location in infants – Full Text

“To explore the clinical significance of intracavitary electrocardiogram positioning technology in preventing catheter ectopic position during peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) catheterization in children with tumors” Zhang et al (2022).

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Needlestick injuries in radiology

“Needlestick injuries with pathogen transmission can result in long-term health issues and psychological damage, therefore, it is imperative for radiologists to understand factors that increase the risk for transmission, methods to prevent injury, and how to manage an injury when it occurs” Lin et al (2022).

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Infiltration and phlebitis review

“Catheter size, hospitalisation in the surgery ward and continuous infusion contributed to the development of infiltration. Age, hospitalisation in the surgery ward and catheter placement in the antecubital vein contributed to the development of phlebitis” Karaoğlan et al (2022).

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Blood transfusion adverse events

“This study aims to investigate real-world data (RWD) on TRAEs by evaluating differences between ICD 9/10-based electronic health records (EHR) and blood bank-specific reporting” Jhaveri et al (2022).

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OPAT cost savings

“Outpatient IV antimicrobial therapy is associated with a similar overall prevalence of adverse events and with substantial cost savings relative to patients remaining in hospital to complete IV antimicrobials” Staples et al (2022).

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Managing local IV complications

“The study highlighted the importance of ongoing education based on the latest available evidence to enable nurses to improve their knowledge and clinical practice with regard to PVC care and associated complications” Bayoumi et al (2022).

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PLSVC impact on vascular access – Full Text

“The majority of the PLSVC drain into coronary sinus and only 0.03% of PLSVC drain into the left atrium in the absence of a coronary sinus or unroofed coronary sinus syndrome (UCSS) or very rarely through the pulmonary vein” Solanki et al (2022).

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Phlebotomy update – Full Text

“The scope of this review will be to discover the modern understanding of what phlebotomy is, such as the best anatomical sites for drawing blood, equipment needed, and the proper technique” Srikanth and Lotfollahzadeh (2022).

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Experiences of children with CVAD – Full Text

“Interdisciplinary clinicians and researchers need to work collaboratively with children and their families to provide resources and support services to ensure they have positive experiences with CVADs, no matter where they are managed, or who they are managed by” Ullman et al (2022).

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Intracavitary ECG for CVC placement

“Using IC-ECG resulted in nearly no requirement for post-insertion repositioning of CVADs resulting in savings in time and cost and virtually eliminating the need for radiographic confirmation” Alexandrou et al (2022).

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Hemodialysis bleeding events and deaths

“Bleeding events during hemodialysis treatments occur and may be fatal. Heightened vigilance is required when physical barriers obscure continuous direct observation, the patient exhibits an altered mental status, and vascular access is through a central venous catheter” Walton et al (2022).

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