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Flow rate accuracy of refilled elastomeric infusion pumps

“This study indicated that the delivery rate accuracy of elastomeric infusion pumps is preserved after repeated usage. These laboratory findings suggested that elastomeric pumps could be safely refilled in the successive days to provide postoperative analgesia” Mohseni and Ebneshahidi (2014).

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venipuncture

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) associated with needle procedures

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is attracting more public attention in Japan which is likely a result of the recent upsurge in lawsuits filed against medical institutes. A recent court ruling over a case of injection-needlestick-injury induced CRPS has touched off serious debates among both medical practitioners and legal professionals” Hirata (2014).

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chlorhexidine skin antisepsis

Risk factors for contracting CRBSI in surgical ICU

“The epidemiologic data of catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) is different in each type of Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The objectives were to identify microbiological patterns, risk factors and mortality analysis in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU)” Cheewinmethasiri et al (2014).

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infusion

Vincristine mini-bags and the subsequent risk of extravasation

“We carried out a study with the aims of establishing the incidence of reported extravasation of vincristine administration to paediatric and adult patients in mini-bags; here we describe motivating factors and barriers faced by clinical staff. The secondary aim was to support the need for change and implementation of the international recommendations” Nurgat et al (2014).

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Sepsis recognition and management

“Implementation of systems capitalizing on the ability of the electronic health record to constantly screen patients, paired with rapid response teams who can assess and approach sepsis with a standardized algorithm can significantly improve the recognition and management of patients with sepsis, and save lives” Cox and Voss (2021).

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Glue for peripheral IV catheter securement

“We conducted a prospective, single-site, parallel, two-arm randomized controlled investigation with a primary outcome of catheter failure comparing securement with standard semi-permeable dressing and clear tape (SPD) to standard semipermeable dressing and clear tape with cyanoacrylate glue (SPD + CG)” Bahl et al (2021).

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