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Catheter-related sepsis

Tzortzis, S., Apostolakis, S., Xenakis, K., Spiropoulos, G. and Lazaridis, K. (2008) Catheter-related septic thrombophlebitis of the superior vena cava involving the atrial septum: a case

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Leaking central line

A UK hospital have apologised to the family of a man who died following “shortcomings” in the care he received. The 64-year-old, known only as “Mr C,” died

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Bare below the elbows

Martin Kiernan reports on the policy statement published last week from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The key sentence was as follows. Intuitive interventions

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Safety needle launched at MEDICA

The worlds first manually retractable hypodermic safety needle, designed to significantly reduce the incidence of needlestick injuries, will be launched at MEDICA 2008, Messe Dusseldorf, Germany. Unveiled at

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Infusion stolen from patients

A registered nurse under suspension infiltrated some of Melbourne’s leading public and private hospitals to remove intravenous pain-relief drugs from patients – including a dying woman

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Intravenous history

The British Columbia Medical Association Medical Museum has placed its collection of medical devices online. Click here to view the full collection. More stories on IVTEAM

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Vene-K disposable tourniquet

Vygon have just launched the VENE-K a single use, quick release tourniquet. The company suggest that the practice of “Venepuncture and cannulation are the two most invasive

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Drug calculations for nurses

Nurses’ poor maths is putting patients’ lives at risk, a Government report has revealed. A new study carried out in Lothian hospitals reveals “widespread confusion” in the

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Hand gel ‘pedometer’

A study abstract by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center presented at the annual American Society of Anesthesiologists conference reveals a promising new approach to healthcare hand hygiene and

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Chlorhexidine IV dressing

Eyberg, C.I. and Pyrek, J. (2008) A Controlled Randomized Prospective Comparative Pilot Study to Evaluate the Ease of Use of a Transparent Chlorhexidine Gluconate Gel Dressing

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