“Extended periods of CLABSI-free care in a pediatric hematology/oncology unit are achievable. A variety of factors contribute to the sustainability of being CLABSI-free. Data collection and analysis are important factors which aided in our understanding of our own CLABSI events” Thompson and Shaheen (2023).
“The objective of this study was to compare hemolysis marker levels after in vitro infusion of red blood cells (RBCs) according to storage time, infusion rate, and peripheral intravenous catheter size” Kita et al (2023).
“To inform the feasibility and design of a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) of two antiseptic formulations, we conducted the Antiseptic Randomised Controlled Trial for Insertion of Catheters (ARCTIC) feasibility study to assess catheter colonisation, sepsis, and skin morbidity” Clarke et al (2023).
“However, little is known regarding the application times, placement accuracy, and end-user ratings of battery-powered and manual IO access devices. This study was specifically designed to fill these knowledge gaps on six FDA-approved IO access devices” Kay et al (2023).
“Preventive risk management should be targeted on high-alert medications in paediatric hospital settings. In these actions, the use of intravenous drugs, such as parenteral nutrition, concentrated electrolytes, analgesics and antineoplastic agents, and off-label use of medications should be prioritised” Kuitunen et al (2023).
“This study aimed to retrospectively review the indications for central venous catheter (CVC) insertion for vascular access and removal by pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) physicians, catheter types, and catheter-associated complications” Misirlioglu et al (2023).
“The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a multi-modal, nursing-led intervention to improve the quality of BCs in the ED, in terms of single culture, underfilling and contamination rates” Williams et al (2023)
“We describe a rare case of airway compromise necessitating intubation following iodinated contrast extravasation from an external jugular IV line” McDonald et al (2023).
“This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of this device in reducing port infection by examining groups with and without silver-mixed devices” Suzuki et al (2023).
“We present our experience with a technique using the Bard Denali inferior vena cava filter retrieval kit to remove a stuck or fractured chemoport catheter through a single vascular access” Jain et al (2023).
“The vascular access excellence initiative implemented provided an effective strategy to enhance the skills and confidence of nurses in VAD placement and improved efficiency in processes to expedite the arrival of an advanced skilled nurse to place VADs on DIVA” Campos et al (2023).
“This is the first Delphi study identifying consensus on facilitators, barriers, and strategies to specifically improve intravenous fluid administration in sepsis in Australia” Kabil et al (2023).
“In this article, the author reports on a new pathway with a longer-length peripheral intravenous catheter that reduces the nursing time burden during line insertion, requires less equipment and, crucially, results in a less painful procedure for patients” Moreta (2023).
“Most errors occurred due to a lack of compliance of using smart pump technology; therefore, potential exists to maximize safety related to medication administration practices in the NICU through hospital policy change and increasing adherence to appropriate use of smart pump technology” Schnock et al (2023).
“This study aimed to determine the level of knowledge and performance of nurses in terms of preparation and injection of intravenous drugs in pediatric wards of hospitals affiliated to Isfahan University of Medical Sciences” Shahzeydi et al (2023).
“The mapping of available evidence strongly supports the use of care bundles to reduce infection in the care of all intravascular devices. However, deficiencies regarding practice concerns about insertion and care of arterial catheters highlight areas for future research with the aim to eliminate the gap in the evidence of studies of care bundles for peripheral arterial catheters” Reynolds et al (2023).
“Despite the frequency of VAD procedures in children, the effectiveness of prophylactic antibiotics for reducing infectious complications is unknown” Papastefan et al (2023).
“LBCV stenosis and occlusion are mainly due to extrinsic compression rather than prior central venous catheterization. Stent implantation is frequently required after venoplasty to treat LBCV obstructive lesions in patients without prior catheterization” Wan et al (2023).
“Overall, the PIVCBC was acceptable, easy to use, and allowed clinicians to maintain their usual PIVC insertion technique while they felt protected from blood exposure during insertion of the catheter” Yeh et al (2023).
” We report a case of bloodstream infection related to an implantable venous access port. W. myanmarensis was isolated from patient’s blood after chemotherapy, which was meant to control and heal T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma” Aminasnafi et al (2023).
“This study aims to describe the anatomical relationship between the IJV and the VA using ultrasound imaging in pre-school children in India” Ganesh et al (2023).
“The factors that impact ED clinicians’ PIVC Standard adherence are complex and multifactorial. Strategies and interventions are needed to facilitate the implementation of the Standard into daily practice and achieve sustainable behaviour change” Xu et al (2023).
“The healthcare-associated risk factors such as longer length of ICU stay and prolonged duration of central venous catheterization are the risk factors for developing central line-associated bloodstream infections (BSI)” Maqbool et al (2023).
“A total of 23 advanced care paramedics (ACPs) participated in the study and received feedback in the form of KR, KP, and intrinsic feedback while using the intraosseous (IO) access simulator” Micallef et al (2023).
‘There were no significant differences in venous diameter and assessment scores after intervention between the dry hot towel and the hot pack groups, and the effect size was negligible (Cohen’s d < 0.20)" Yasuda et al (2023).
“There is much research interest in prolonged and continuous infusions (collectively, extended infusions) of beta-lactams to improve patient outcomes, particularly in critically ill patients in intensive care” Jenkins et al (2023).
‘During the program’s first 3 years, the proportion of insertion-related central line-associated bloodstream infections occurring in areas within the team’s scope declined overall by 47%” Summerlin-Long et al (2023).
“These studies show that both types of haptic feedback are promising for helping the user keep the ultrasound probe steady during ultrasound-assisted needle insertion tasks. Survey results indicated that users preferred the pneumatic system over the vibrotactile system” Raitor et al (2023).
“Among patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing vascular access surgery when their eGFR was <15 ml/min/1.73 m2, catheter use at dialysis initiation was much less likely when an AV graft, rather than an AV fistula, was placed" Allon et al (2023).
“We encourage infection control teams to utilize this tool to raise awareness among HCWs responsible for PVC placement about the risk of infection associated inadequate hand hygiene” Farizon et al (2023).
“Peripheral veins were used in 56% as the vascular access. The preferred anticoagulant was ACD. AEs occurred in 2.7% of all procedures and were mostly mild (1%) and moderate 1.5% (needed supportive medication) and, only rarely, severe (0.15%)” Vrielink et al (2023).
“The results indicate that selected coatings show activity against selected planktonic pathogens that extend between 16 and 33 days, with similar periods of biofilm prevention” Zaugg et al (2023).
“The visual inspection identified dirtiness in the infusion pump, alcohol dispenser, and telephone. The surface that showed a high level of contamination by organic matter identified by the adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence test was the telephone, with a median of 1012 RLU/cm2 (±348.8)” Luiz Silva Alvim et al (2023).