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Becker's Hospital Review

 •  February 16

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an important adjunct to clinical diagnosis and procedural guidance in the Pediatric Emergency Department (PED), supported by literature demonstrating that its use can improve patient safety and expedite lifesaving care. POCUS further helps to reduce costs and children’s exposure to ionizing radiation. Not...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  February 6

Over the last decade, the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) has risen dramatically. In 2011, 95% of U.S. Emergency Departments (EDs) with a PEM fellowship program reported use of POCUS, compared to 57% in 20061. The first pediatric point-of-care ultrasound textbook was published in 20142. This was also...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  December 29, 2017

In my 30-plus years of nursing experience, I’ve had the pleasure of helping patients across the continuum of care. Disposable IV pressure bags were not available to us in the field when I was a pediatric nurse. Holding the IV bag with one hand and caring for the patient with my other hand was not an effective strategy for resuscitation. To ensure...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  May 25, 2017

An HIV vaccine candidate — PENNVAX-GP— manufactured by Inovio Pharmaceuticals and backed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has displayed some of the highest levels of immune response rates ever generated in a human study of an HIV vaccine. To assess the vaccine's efficacy,...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  May 8, 2017

About 150 million intravascular devices are used every year in the United States.[i] Intravascular catheters are essential for delivering fluids, medications, blood and blood products, and parenteral nutrition. Intravascular catheters, even when inserted using perfect sterile technique, can provide an incidental route for bacteria and fungi to move...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  November 9, 2015

It also will pave the path for helping healthcare facilities standardize protocols for reducing bloodstream infections – a national healthcare priority. Central line associated bloodstream infections are expensive, costing a hospital as much as $40,000 ...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  September 25, 2015

Read more. 8. Inserting central venous catheters under the collarbone (as opposed to in the neck or groin) was linked with lower rates of bloodstream infections in a recent study. Read more. 9. The single factor with the largest influence over readmission ...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  May 6, 2015

The following is a list of hospitals of standardized infection ratios — observed to expected infection rates — for central-line associated bloodstream infections for the 50 states and Washington D.C.
SIRs that are less than one indicate the state had fewer CLABSIs than would have been predicted. SIRs greater than one indicate infection rates were ...

Becker's Hospital Review

 •  February 24, 2015

Leveraging effective management practices may have a more significant impact on preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections than previously realized, according to a study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
To determine whether certain practices and themes differentiate hospitals that effectively prevent CLABSIs ...