Here are the top read news for #infusiontherapy:
Best Central Venous Catheter Location?
The optimal location for central venous catheter (CVC) placement remains a contentious debate, despite years of use and thousands of published reports. This study was designed to randomly assign adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients in France to undergo CVC insertion at one of the three most common CVC sites: the internal jugular (IJ), subclavian (SC), or femoral (F) vein. Read more
Medicare falls short for patients on IV home therapy:
She went to college, worked full-time as an occupational therapist, and bought a house in Levittown, despite rare disorders that require her to have all nourishment and medication pumped round-the-clock into a vein in her heart. Read more
Two South Shore Hospital nurses help pioneer new neonatal IV tubing:
t looks like a simple piece of plastic tubing, but a new piece of equipment conceived by two South Shore Hospital nurses is making life easier for staff and safer for some of the hospital’s most vulnerable patients. The flexible tubing is an essential tool in the neonatal intensive care unit where they’re used to deliver nutrition, medication and fluids intravenously to babies born prematurely or with serious health problems. Read more
A study published in the online edition of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, identified additional best practices for the care and maintenance of central venous catheters (CVC) leading to a reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) rates by 19 percent among 17 children’s hospitals participating in the study. Read more