This website is intended for healthcare professionals

Association for Vascular Access

Treatment of a neonatal peripheral intravenous infiltration/extravasation (PIVIE) injury with hyaluronidase: a case report

A term male patient was born by emergency cesarean section to a 28-year-old primigravida mother for decreased fetal movement. The infant was born in good condition and did not require resuscitation....

Managing central venous catheter dressings: a short gut syndrome case study

At 1 month of age, the patient was diagnosed with short gut syndrome after multiple surgeries to treat a malrotation and midgut volvulus. The patient received the first of many CVCs after a...

Bridging the gap: introduction of an antimicrobial peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in response to high PICC central line-associated bloodstream infection incidence*

Central venous catheters represent lifesaving devices for patients with critical vascular access needs. Peripherally inserted central catheters(PICCs)are a common choice for patients requiring longer...

Reducing central line-associated bloodstream infection in contaminated central venous catheters: case studies of a pediatric contamination guideline

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) continue to be a significant cause of morbidity, mortality, and increased costs for hospitalized adult and pediatric patients. Approximately 5...

A 2% taurolidine catheter lock solution prevents catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) and catheter dysfunction in hemodialysis patients

The results of this retrospective study and comparison with the existing literature in this field show that using a 2% taurolidine-containing catheter lock solution in chronic hemodialysis patients is...

Vascular access care in patients with multimorbidity

Highly complex patients require an integrated care approach (case management) due the coexistence of multiple health problems, advanced age, greater functional impairment, higher risk of mortality,...

Evaluation of processes, outcomes, and use of midline peripheral catheters for the purpose of blood collection

This investigator-led study used a prospective, observational, and mixed methods design at a single-site hospital to evaluate the function and outcomes of MCs for blood specimen collection in two...

Development of an educational program using ultrasonography in vascular access for nurse practitioner students

The purpose of this quasiexperimental study was to analyze NP students' knowledge of ultrasound-guided PIVC placement after the implementation of an educational simulation course. The study was...

Diagnostic accuracy among trainees to safely confirm peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement using bedside ultrasound

Central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is a common procedure among hospitalized patients with more than 5 million CVCs placed annually in the United States.1 As peripherally inserted central...

Survey of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous practices: a report of supply usage and variability between clinical roles and departments

Peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters are the most common devices used to deliver medications, fluids, blood products, and nutrition. Approximately 2 billion PIV catheters are inserted worldwide...

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...

Central venous catheter infection in Canadian home parenteral nutrition patients: a 5-year multicenter retrospective study

This observational study was based on a 5-year retrospective chart review of adult patients participating in the Canadian HPN Registry between 2005 and 2009 from 3 HPN programs in 3 provinces...

Why choose British Journal of Nursing?

BJN provides nurses with an evidence base for clinical practice and a platform for professional development. It shares the information and advice that is key to unlocking your full potential.

What's included

  • Clinical expertise

  • Peer-reviewed research

  • Best practice guidance

  • CPD support

Subscriptions start:

From £13.75 GBP