CRBSI rates during the COVID-19 pandemic – Full Text

“In summary, we found about 50% fewer CRBSI cases during the pandemic as compared to the equivalent time period before. This is somewhat unexpected, as there were no changes regarding CVC insertion procedures or care by the participating sites during the time periods” Schalk et al (2022).

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Neonatal IV drug compatibility

“The aim of this study was to identify the most commonly acquired intravenous drugs in five neonatal intensive care units and test these for compatibility” Nezvalova-Henriksen et al (2022).

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IV antibiotic administration during haemodialysis

“HD provides a good opportunity for treatment with IV antibiotics in DFI. This mode of administration of IV antibiotics, along with multidisciplinary intervention, is associated with ulcer healing and resolution of infection in over three-quarters of patients with DFI” Pittam et al (2022).

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CLABSI in hemodialysis patients – Full Text

“In the 14-year period under study, 406 tunneled catheters were implanted in 325 patients. A total of 85 cases of tunneled catheter-related bacteremia were diagnosed, resulting in an incidence of 0.40 per 1000 catheter days (81.1% after 6 months of implantation)” Almenara-Tejederas et al (2022).

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Nurse infusion team task relocation

“The results indicate that, although infusion task reallocation may be a cost-reducing approach to managing clinical responsibilities, it enlarges rather than enriches the job through higher demands and fewer resources for nurses and, in turn, lower perceived organizational safety” Pratt et al (2022).

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OPAT success with Ertapenem – Full Text

“Ertapenem/zidebactam has a proposed once-daily regimen well suited to OPAT. Even on highly conservative breakpoint projections, it has potential against MDR E. coli, including metallo-carbapenemase producers” Mushtaq et al (2022).

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Impact of sodium chloride concentration on intracavitary ECG – Full Text

“The 5.45% and 10% sodium chloride solutions are significantly superior comparing with 0.9% sodium chloride solution in the derived rate of stable intracavitary ECG, occurrence rate of characteristic P wave and time used for catheter tip localization, but there were no significant differences between 5.45 and 10% sodium chloride solutions” Dong et al (2022).

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