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ivdevicesExperts Warn of Serious Risks From Common IV Devices:

Every day, patients around the country get IV devices placed in their arms, to make it easier to receive medicines or have blood drawn over the course of days or weeks. But these PICC lines also raise the risk of potentially dangerous blood clots. Now, a University of Michigan Medical School team has shown how serious that clot risk really is for hospitalized patients, and what factors put patients at highest risk. Read more 


Study Methodist Hospitals reduced infections through widespread use of IV capStudy: Methodist Hospitals reduced infections through widespread use of IV cap:

Methodist Hospitals reduced its bloodstream infections by roughly half over a recent 21-month period through the widespread use of IV disinfection caps, according to a study published in a national medical journal. Read more 


ivglucoseA Life Upended After an IV Glucose Treatment Popular Among Asian Immigrants:

On a Thursday in late February, Myung Hwa Jang swung her feet off her bed and gingerly placed her pink Nike sneakers on the floor. With effort, she balanced on her artificial limbs and stood. It had been two years since both of her legs were amputated below the knees, along with her right arm and most of her left hand, after an infection raced through her body following a glucose injection she received in a storefront clinic in Flushing, Queens. Read more

ivbagsLabel Design May Affect Risk of Medication Errors in OR, Reports Journal of Patient Safety:

Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety. Read more 


ivdripClinics Unaware They Had Simulation Saline, CDC Finds:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is continuing its investigation into adverse events related to a nonsterile simulation intravenous saline solution, intended only for training, that was inadvertently given to patients. hRead more