Intramuscular injection site teaching – Full Text

“In the process of clinical teaching, we found that nursing interns generally felt vague about the injection site and were afraid of damaging nerve branches, which led to the inability to grasp the main points of intramuscular injection in the process of practice” Wang et al (2022).

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CVC guidewire knot formation – Full Text

“In conclusion, guidewire knot formation is a very rare complication, but physicians performing central venous catheterization should be aware of it, and this report describes how to prevent and manage it” Sekiguchi and Takano (2022).

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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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Vein spasm secondary to PICC placement – Full Text

“We present the case of a 63-year-old male with an extensive medical history, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT), who underwent peripheral insertion of a central catheter in his left upper extremity with subsequent development of left upper extremity edema” Russell et al (2022).

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CLABSI reduction using risk management methods – Full Text

“The implementation of nursing intervention under the guidance of risk prevention management concept for MHD patients can effectively improve biochemical indexes, nutritional status, and body mass and reduce the incidence of vascular access infection, which is of great significance for improving psychological status and quality of life” Wan and Tang (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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