“Wilfredo Manuel is this year’s BJN IV Therapy Nurse of the Year. Here, he shares his award-winning implementation of a nurse-led CVC line insertion and management service in renal access” Manuel (2014).
“In many areas of the UK, community nurses are trained to administer IV therapy and care for vascular access devices (VADs)” Kayley (2014).
“Patients with multiple CVLs are at 6.2 times higher risk of developing thrombosis compared with those with a single CVL” Altassan et al (2014).
“This article discusses standards and recommendations for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of skin tears developed by the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP) based on extensive literature reviews, international input from healthcare professionals, and expert opinion” LeBlanc and Baranoski (2014).
“After one week of therapy, he was transferred to the intensive care unit with cardiopulmonary compromise related to superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome” Dee et al (2014).
“The recommendations describes what DASEM believes as being current best practice for training, certification, maintenance of acquired competencies, quality assurance, collaboration and research in the field of clinical US used in an ED” Laursen et al (2014).
“A decrease in days before infection and a high incidence of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus HABSIs indicate the need for vigorous application of evidence-based prevention initiatives, in particular for catheter care” Verstraete et al (2014).
“Traditional screening and assessment tools did not uniformly identify patients as malnourished or at nutrition risk in the ICU and therefore may be inappropriate for use in this population” Coltman et al (2014).
New U.S. national estimate reveals 322,000 healthcare professionals sustain sharps injuries annually
“In 2012 The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) commissioned a new Exposure Study of Occupational Practice (EXPO-S.T.O.P.) among its members to establish a nationally representative BE database and benchmark resource” Grimmond and Good (2013).
“More than half of SI from SED are due to non-activation of devices, and monitoring of activations is recommended. This paper outlines the findings of a sharps container (SC) contents audit conducted in Florida in September 2013” Grimmond (2014).
“Overall retention of training was excellent, and this supports earlier reports that patient-administered outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy is as safe as nurse-administered therapy” Eaves et al (2014).
“Vancomycin-associated nephrotoxicity (VN) occurred in 26 of 155 (17%) patient episodes” Norton et al (2014).
“We undertook a retrospective study of 549 consecutive adult Out-Patient Antimicrobial Treatment (OPAT) episodes treated with intravenous teicoplanin” Matthews et al (2014).
“A significant proportion of patients with MRSA SSTI may be suitable for outpatient management with either oral therapy via OPAT, with the potential for significant reduction in healthcare costs” Seaton et al (2014).