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Claire M. Rickard


Integrated versus non-integrated peripheral intravenous catheters: a cross-sectional survey of nurse experiences

This study aimed to assess nurse-reported acceptability of the integrated PIVC systems. Primarily, the nurses providing feedback were not vascular access specialists but they were routinely required...

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,...

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