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Vascular access

Content validity of an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge of peripherally inserted central catheters

The objective of this study was to develop an instrument for analysing nurses' knowledge about PICCs and evaluate its content validity..

A safe and effective winged peripheral intravenous cannula for use in clinical practice

Nipro's Safetouch Cath Winged with Injection Port is a sterile, single-use catheter with a safety device for IV infusion and has been available through NHS Supply Chain since March 2023. Its features...

Longer length peripheral catheters in sickle cell treatment: a more efficient and cost-effective care pathway

An observational audit was conducted to understand the value in terms of value for money and clinical time spent of the new LPC pathway. Data collection began in November 2021 for 1 year. The...

The potential role of through the needle PIVC insertion in reducing early catheter contamination

In order to study the effects of using a novel TTN device, which deploys a 20-gauge catheter through a needle (Figure 1), compared to a more traditional OTN device, which deploys a 20-gauge catheter...

Vascular access device type for systemic anti-cancer therapies: a scoping review protocol

The authors have chosen to undertake a scoping review to find out more about the body of evidence around type of VAD and SACT. The aim is to synthesise the patient populations, the type of SACT...

Does longer peripheral intravenous catheter length optimise antimicrobial delivery? Protocol for the LEADER study

The trial commenced recruitment in late 2021, however this has been impacted by COVID-19 surges within the health service. Active recruitment is ongoing, and the team expect recruitment to be complete...

How to improve aseptic technique to reduce bloodstream infection during vascular access procedures

‘Sets of evidence-based practices that, when implemented collectively, improve the reliability of their delivery and improve patient outcomes. [They] contribute to infection prevention, reduce...

Development and evaluation of an intravascular link nurse network to sustain improvements in practice

The project was discussed with managers to gain support and agreement for staff to attend quarterly IV masterclasses. Members of the IV team (IV practitioners (IVPs)) recruited nurses within their...

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...

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...

Universal adhesive vascular access securement with Grip-Lok devices

The Grip-Lok range of catheter securement devices are available in a range of sizes and configurations so can be used universally. The devices secure IV catheters reliably, which minimises...

National evaluation of safety peripheral intravenous catheters in a clinician-led project

The continuous rise in healthcare complexities of today's patient population as well as the financial climate in the NHS, not to mention the uncertainties of Brexit, make it ever more challenging to...

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