Top News: #InfusionTherapy

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dvtPeripherally inserted central catheter use associated with lower-extremity DVT:

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), a type of IV typically inserted in a vein in the arm, are frequently used by healthcare professionals to obtain long-term central venous access in hospitalized patients. While there are numerous benefits associated with PICCs, a potential complication is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), or blood clots, in upper limbs. A new study of more than 70,000 patients in 48 Michigan hospitals indicates that PICC use is associated not only with upper-extremity DVT, but also with lower-extremity DVT. The results are published in The American Journal of MedicineRead more


Rapid infusion of second dose rituximab appears safeRapid infusion of second dose rituximab appears safe:

Subsequent rituximab infusions can be safely administered over 60 minutes and without steroid premedication in an experienced outpatient infusion center as long as patients are appropriately screened, according to a new study published online ahead of print in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer. Read more



ivdriphandStop Using Infusion Pump Vulnerable to Hackers, FDA Says:

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities should stop using the Symbiq Infusion System manufactured by Hospira because hackers could gain access to the device and give patients life-threatening overdoses or underdoses of drugs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today. Read more


FDA clears device to protect caregivers from hazardous drug exposure:

Iowa’s Corvida Medical won the FDA’s 510(k) clearance for its device to prevent healthcare workers from hazardous exposure to chemotherapy drugs. Read more


375x321_ideal_weight_or_happy_weight_ref_guideWeight for weight based drugs:

Weighing patients is one of the routine procedures done in any patient care setting, whether in a hospital, outpatient clinic or in a doctor’s office. It’s one of the things I dread when I go to my primary physician, I don’t like to know how much weight I gained!!!  My weight may not be significant to what I came to see the doctor for, but I know I am always weighed each visit. And there is no way around it, you are weighed, then a thermometer is stuck in your mouth and a BP cuff around your arm!! It is that routine!! Read more