Top News: #InfusionNursing

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ivfluidsBuffered IV Fluid Doesn’t Appear Safer than Saline in ICU:

Among patients receiving intravenous fluids in the ICU, those treated with unbuffered saline were no more likely to develop acute kidney injury (AKI) than those receiving a buffered crystalloid in a large, randomized clinical trial comparing renal outcomes in patients treated with the two solutions. Read more

Vancomycin TZP Combo: Kidney Risk Not Related to Length of Infusion:

Adding to research confirming the risk of administering piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) in combination with vancomycin, two research teams reported that it does not matter whether the drugs are given in an extended infusion or standard infusion. Read more


infectiousdiseasePrevention of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, 2015:

In the television show The Sopranos, a later-season plot involved the owners of a trash collection company that had to keep the mob boss, Tony, on the payroll in to stay in business. This arrangement persisted for years, until the son of the owner took over and could not understand why he had to let Tony siphon off his profits just to keep the company open. Read more


jugularSubclavian Vein Catheterization Tops Jugular, Femoral Placement:

For patients in intensive care units who need a catheter, placement in the subclavian vein appears to lower the risk of bloodstream infection and deep-vein thrombosis, compared to jugular or femoral placement, a new study finds. The report was published in the September 24 issue of the New England Journal of MedicineRead more


icd10Q&A: ICD 10 and infusion nurses:

On October 1, 2015, one of the biggest events that hit healthcare data in decades was the conversion of coded clinical data to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems: Tenth Revision, commonly referred to as ICD-10. Read more