ultrasound cvc insertion

Pediatric CVC tip location protocol

“The aim of this paper is to review all the evidence about the accuracy of ultrasound methods for tip navigation and tip location in pediatric patients, and to suggest a structured protocol for clinical practice” Zito Marinosci et al (2021).

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CRBSI

BSI in cancer patients – Full Text

“This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, microbiology, and risk factors associated with mortality and multi-drug resistance bacterial bloodstream infections (BSIs) among adult cancer patients” Amanati et al (2021).

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PICC lines in renal patients

“In this article, we review AV access and PICC line background, complications associated with PICC lines in the CKD population, and recommendations for alternatives to placing a PICC line in this vulnerable patient population” Oza-Gajera et al (2021).

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cvc ultrasound

Pediatric ultrasound-guided peripheral IV training

“IV therapy nurses completed a didactic and hands-on training course where they practiced ultrasound-guided SPC placement techniques on a poultry phantom during simulation, followed by performing ultrasound-guided SPC insertion on patients proctored by an interventional radiology physician” Russell et al (2021).

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infusion

Hepatic arterial infusion pumps

“Hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) entails the surgical implantation of a subcutaneous pump to deliver chemotherapeutic agents directly to the liver in the setting of primary or secondary liver cancer” Napier et al (2021).

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CVC site choice

“Individual preference and institutional routine dominate the traditional CVC choice; however, it is lack of high-level evidence” Gu et al (2021).

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Intraosseous access complications

“Our review identified a complication rate of 2.7%, with complications including compartment syndrome, needle breakage, and a previously unreported cutaneous complication of traumatic bullae” Konopka et al (2021).

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Venipuncture and virtual reality

“Given the high participation rate, future studies to evaluate the efficacy of VR are recommended to determine whether an off-the-shelf VR headset can be a low-cost and low-risk tool to improve children’s coping during venipuncture or other related procedures” Canares et al (2021).

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