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 •  February 13

Antegrade blood flow can be restricted by a placed PIVC, while retrograde flow is very likely to be restricted by venous valves. Together, these findings may explain the difficulty in reliable aspiration of blood from PIVC” Gagne and Sharma (2017). Superficial veins of the upper extremity are the primary location for placement of peripheral IV...

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 •  December 26, 2017

Once finalized, the blended Lean-EBP model now guides improvement work as highlighted in the example of updating our practice for frequency of changing peripheral intravenous catheters” Halm et al (2017). Abstract: In our journey from Magnet designation to a Lean hospital, a team of advanced practice nurses, a nurse scientist, and Lean specialists...

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 •  December 26, 2017

PVC complications were frequent in our pediatric departments and are often associated with misuse of the device. These results could engender awareness among both doctors and nurses regarding the need for rationalization of the use of PVC and better adherence to the recommendations for the use of each drug and each administration method” Ben...

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 •  November 15, 2017

Our aim was to determine the incidence of complications from the administration of vasopressors through peripheral venous catheters (PVC) in patients with circulatory shock, and to identify the factors associated with these complications” Medlej et al (2017). Abstract: BACKGROUND: The placement of a central venous catheter for the administration of...

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 •  November 1, 2017

In the presented case, after the positioning of a PVC in a newborn, no clear signs/symptoms of phlebitis were registered before the sixth day and, despite the immediate removal of the catheter, the thrombotic process, secondary to phlebitis, was already occurring, causing serious and permanent disabling outcomes, susceptible to legal medical...

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 •  September 20, 2017

The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between SPC failure and etiologies such as thrombus, subcutaneous edema, and catheter dislodgment using ultrasonography and to explore the risk factors associated with the etiologies” Takahashi et al (2017). Abstract: Short peripheral catheter (SPC) failure is an important clinical problem....

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 •  September 4, 2017

Peripheral IV catheterization during postnatal stabilization of preterm infants is feasible and successful in most of the cases at first attempt” Baik-Schneditz et al (2017). Abstract: BACKGROUND: Current European Guideline for resuscitation recommends a centrally positioned umbilical venous catheter as the best option for administering necessary...

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 •  July 20, 2017

A peripheral IV catheter was removed in a 90 year old patient and only half of the catheter was retrieved. By using ultrasound examination the remaining part of the IV catheter was identified, and retrieved surgically, before it could migrate towards the heart” Schraverus et al (2017). Abstract: Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheters can break off...

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 •  July 16, 2017

The Vessel Health and Preservation (VHP) framework is a tool that can be used to improve clinical decision-making and the patient experience in relation to vascular access and IV therapy” Shaw (2017). Abstract: There is a range of risk factors that can lead to peripheral intravenous (IV) cannula failure, and several failed cannulation attempts can...

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 •  July 1, 2017

Our data suggest that locking ports with normal saline every three months is not associated with an increased risk of lumen occlusion” Solinas et al (2017). INTRODUCTION: Patients with cancer need stable venous access using central vascular devices like central venous ports and peripherally inserted central catheters that can be used for a wide...