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Amanda J. Ullman

School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR), Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith, University, Queensland, Australia

Ultrasound-guided PIVC insertion: a randomised controlled trial protocol

The overall aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided PIVC insertion compared with landmark technique to increase first-time insertion success in children aged under 18...

Disinfection of needleless connectors to reduce Staphylococcus aureus bacterial load

In this in vitro study, we compared the antimicrobial effectiveness of 4 disinfectants applied with sterile gauze: 70% IPA liquid (Rialcool®, Rioquímica), 70% ethanol liquid (Rialcool, Rioquímica),...

SECUREment bundles to prevent peripheral intravenous catheter failure—the SECURE-PIVC trial: study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial

The global problem of PIVC failure remains unresolved and requires innovative solutions to reduce the currently high failure rates. This pilot RCT is first in investigating the use of bundled,...

An international survey of pediatric and neonatal clinicians' vascular access practice: PediSIG assessment of vascular access, education, and support (PAVES) catheter selection

This is the first survey designed to target pediatric vascular access clinicians to assess their current practice. Previous international surveys have been conducted to assess for perspectives of the...

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