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Reporting CRBSI

Intravenous news: Beginning January 2009 New Hamphire hospitals are now required report quarterly to the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services on two types of

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Intrathecal injection error

Intravenous news: Hospital equipment that was partly responsible for an 18-year-old’s death has still not been improved eight years after his death, MPs have been told. Leukaemia

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Upper arm PICC placement

Intravenous literature: Simcock, L. (2008) No Going Back: Advantages of Ultrasound-Guided Upper Arm PICC Placement. JAVA. 13(4), p.191-197. Abstract: Background, Method and Purpose – The use

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Safer IV for staff

Intravenous literature: Baker, B. (2008) Improving Safety for Nurses Providing IV Therapy. JAVA. 13(4), p.188-189. Abstract: Objectives – The risk nurses face related to exposure

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Difficult peripheral venous access

Intravenous literature: Walsh, G. (2008) Difficult Peripheral Venous Access: Recognizing and Managing the Patient at Risk. JAVA. 13(4), p.198-203. Abstract: Nurses commonly face challenges placing peripheral

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Targeting zero CRBSI with APIC

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has expanded its Targeting Zero initiative for 2009 to offer comprehensive education and guidance to prevent

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Dialysis hepatitis C exposure

A Manhattan dialysis center is notifying patients after the facility identified, and a State Department of Health (DOH) investigation confirmed, one patient who contracted hepatitis

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IV extension set alert

The MHRA have issued an alert that concerns the Sae-Flo MD extension set with Y-connector (lot number 80623/1 only). Manufacturer: Wescott Medical Ltd. Product code: WEPCA200AY.

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