PICC research

Hemodialysis catheter tip colonisation

“In paired intra-animal post-inoculation comparison made in this limited study, fewer colony forming units of pathogenic bacteria accumulated at the tip of the side-hole-free catheters than at the tips of the catheters which have side holes” Tal et al (2021).

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intravenous fluids

Improving IV dressing integrity

“We continued to collect postproject data of 30,049 vascular access sites including central line catheters and observed the same effectiveness of incorporating a gum mastic adhesive on dressing integrity” DeVries et al (2021).

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PICC nursing care

“The purpose of this study was to understand nurses’ perspectives about PICC implementation in their clinical practice” Salgueiro-Oliveira et al (2021).

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Quality PICC care

“To analyze the effect of multidisciplinary cooperation mode (MCM) led by infusion nurse specialists (INSs) on peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) catheterization and indwelling nursing quality” Jie et al (2021).

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Fatal complications of tunnelled CVC

“If a perforation with relevant vascular damage is suspected, we recommend leaving the dilator/introducer/catheter in place to reduce major hemorrhage until the vascular or cardiothoracic surgeon can fix the problem” Schuepfer et al (2021).

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Stability of pemetrexed disodium

“The aim of this study was to assess the stability of pemetrexed disodium (Alimta), reconstituted in 100 mL sodium chloride 0.9% w/v intravenous infusion bags (Baxter Viaflo)” Nelson et al (2021).

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IV tubing residual volume

“An unrecognized phenomenon across the antimicrobial landscape may be residual volume remaining within intravenous tubing, never getting to the patient” Peyko (2021).

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RAVESTO tool for complex vascular access patients

“The tool we describe (RAVESTO-Rapid Assessment of Vascular Exit Site and Tunneling Options) defines the different options of subcutaneous tunneling and their indications in different clinical situations in patients with complex vascular access” Ostroff et al (2021).

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PICC UEDVT risk factors

“Among the common risk factors, local risk factors reflecting peripherally inserted central catheter technology itself had a greater effect than systemic risk factors reflecting predisposition to thrombosis” Chen et al (2021).

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Peripheral IV complications

“The aim of this descriptive and cross-sectional study was to determine the knowledge and practices of nurses related to the prevention of peripheral intravenous therapy (PIT) complications, and to identify the influencing factors” Yilmaz et al (2021).

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Central venous access device training

“The new education programme was introduced to all registered nurses working in one care group within an acute healthcare Trust with the aim of improving knowledge and skills and reduce CVAD-related complications” Burt and Spowart (2021)

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Taurolidine catheter lock solution

“A solution containing 2% taurolidine seems suitable as a hemodialysis catheter lock. In a Swiss cohort, it prevented CRBSI, limited catheter dysfunction, and was cost-efficient” Neusser et al (2021).

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Integrated short peripheral cannula

“A rapid review of the current evidence suggests that this new device may have different clinical performance and different indications if compared to standard short peripheral cannulas” Pinelli and Pittiruti (2021).

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