“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).
“We describe the case and neuroimaging of a patient with ischaemic stroke due to air embolism during manipulation of central venous line” Suri et al (2014).
“This article describes a literature review of published evidence on infection prevention and control in central venous access device (CVAD) care conducted by a novice researcher (lead author) under the supervision of her lecturer (second author)” Doyle and McNaughton (2014).
“Patient identification errors in pre-transfusion blood sampling (‘wrong blood in tube’) are a persistent area of risk. These errors can potentially result in life-threatening complications” Oldham (2014).
“Vascular access conference and the literature frequently provide information, workshops and guidance on how to insert varying types of vascular access devices (VADs) (The Christie School of Oncology, 2014)” Inwood (2014).
“This article presents an overview of this challenging population, and a plan for safe and effective central IV access care” Codier and Codier (2014).
“It is estimated that approximately half the number of all patients admitted to hospital require the insertion of an intravenous cannula into a peripheral vein, for the administration of intravenous fluids, medications and blood products” Alexandrou (2014).
“Paediatric intensive care unit (ICU) nurses are responsible for the management of children vulnerable to developing healthcare-associated infections, specifically central venous access device (CVAD)-associated infections” Ullman et al (2014).