“The authors describe their “insertion bundle” but do not elaborate on the “maintenance bundle” and its compliance rates, which are equally important in reducing CLABSI and could be the predominant factor in eliminating their CLABSIs” Khalid and Qabajah (2014).
“To decrease CHG utilization, this study assessed selective daily administration of CHG bathing to intensive care unit patients who had an MRSA-positive result or a central venous catheter” Armellino et al (2014).
“We conclude that the visibility of sinks directly impacts on handwashing frequency and duration and also impacts on levels ofbacterial contamination on and around the sink area” Cloutman-Green et al (2014).
“Our systematic review assesses the existing evidence surrounding the adoption and accuracy of automated systems or electronically enhanced direct observations and also reviews the effectiveness of such systems in health care settings” Ward et al (2014).
“This study assessed utilization rates, transfusion thresholds, alloantibody development, and transfusion reactions in pediatric oncology patients” Lieberman et al (2014).
“Our approach may be an interesting tool to best exploit the large amount of unsystematically collected information available during outbreak investigations in healthcare settings” Lanini et al (2014).
“Forty anesthesia providers were evaluated with and without hand sanitizer dispensers present on the anesthesia machine. Having a dispenser increased the frequency of hand hygiene only from 0.5 to 0.8 events per hour (P = .01)” Munoz-Price et al (2014).
“Data for 78,222 patients admitted for more than 2 days to 525 ICUs in 6 European countries from 2005 to 2008 were available for analysis. We calculated that 52% of VAP and 69% of BSI was preventable” Lambert et al (2014).
“Changing the method of blood culture collection from the commonly used nonsterile technique to a sterile process resulted in significant reductions in blood culture contamination” Self et al (2014).
“By shortening the time to pathogen identification and allowing for detection of organisms missed by blood culture, new molecular methods may provide clinical benefits for the management of patients with sepsis” Liesenfeld et al (2014).
“A persistent Left Superior Vena Cava (LSVC), especially with an absent Right Superior Vena Cava (RSVC), is a rare finding during pacemaker implantation and is accompanied by technical difficulties” Alemzadeh-Ansari et al (2013).
“Continuation of TPN after a positive blood culture was associated with statistically significantly longer hospitalization before and after adjustment for co-morbid conditions” Patel et al (2014).
“Alteplase infusions to clear partially occluded central venous catheters appear to be as efficacious as alteplase dwells in critically ill children” Ragsdale et al (2014).
“PN must only be administered in units with good quality control, strict asepsis in manufacture and administration and multidisciplinary teams focused on nutrient needs and intakes” Embleton and Simmer (2014).