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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120892/ce-original-research-does-certification-in-vascular-access-matter-an-analysis-of-the-picc1-survey
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Vineet Chopra, Latoya Kuhn, Valerie Vaughn, David Ratz, Suzanne Winter, Nancy Moureau, Britt Meyer, Sarah Krein
Study reveals differences in practices and views between certified and noncertified inserters. ABSTRACT: Background: Although certification by an accredited agency is often a practice prerequisite in health care, it is not required of vascular access specialists who insert peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Whether certification is associated with differences in practice among inserters is unknown. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to gather information regarding whether certified and noncertified PICC inserters differ with respect to their practices and views about PICC use...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116995/prolonged-infusion-piperacillin-tazobactam-decreases-mortality-and-improves-outcomes-in-severely-ill-patients-results-of-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nathaniel J Rhodes, Jiajun Liu, J Nicholas O'Donnell, Joel M Dulhunty, Mohd H Abdul-Aziz, Patsy Y Berko, Barbara Nadler, Jeffery Lipman, Jason A Roberts
OBJECTIVE: Piperacillin-tazobactam is a commonly used antibiotic in critically ill patients; however, controversy exists as to whether mortality in serious infections can be decreased through administration by prolonged infusion compared with intermittent infusion. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to describe the impact of prolonged infusion piperacillin-tazobactam schemes on clinical endpoints in severely ill patients. DESIGN: We conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis searching MEDLINE, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Cochrane Library from inception to April 1, 2017, for studies...
November 7, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112584/rheumatoid-arthritis-pathophysiology-and-safe-administration-of-biologics
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Elizabeth Kirchner
Approximately 1 in 5 people in the United States suffers from autoimmune diseases. To explain the pathophysiology of autoimmune disease, a basic understanding of the normal and dysfunctional immune system is necessary. Rheumatoid arthritis is used as a model to explain the basics of autoimmune disease. The infusion nurse plays a key role in patient education and the safe administration of biologics.
November 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112580/the-role-of-the-registered-nurse-in-the-insertion-of-nontunneled-central-vascular-access-devices
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Ann Plohal, Cheryl Dumont, Cathy Perry, Velda Biddix, Diedre B Bird, Teresa Darst, Candee J Eisenhart, Melanie Pugh
As the result of requests from several state boards of nursing, the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) convened a task force to determine whether insertion of central vascular access devices by appropriately trained registered nurses (RNs) should be recommended. The task force consisted of RNs and advanced practice registered nurses with infusion therapy experience in various practice settings. The results are presented in INS' newest position paper, adopted by the INS Board of Directors, September 2017.
November 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099960/parent-nurse-controlled-analgesia-compared-with-intravenous-prn-opioids-for-postsurgical-pain-management-in-children-with-developmental-delay-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Michelle L Czarnecki, Keri R Hainsworth, Pippa M Simpson, Steven J Weisman
Objectives: The aim of this study was to conduct a randomized, controlled comparison of outcomes associated with parent/nurse-controlled analgesia (PNCA), with and without a basal (background) opioid infusion, with intravenous (IV) opioids intermittently administered by a nurse on an "as needed" basis (IV PRN) for postoperative pain management in children with developmental delay (DD). Methods: Participants included children with DD expected to require IV opioids for at least 24 postoperative hours...
November 1, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095181/intravenous-push-cephalosporin-antibiotics-in-the-emergency-department-a-practice-improvement-project
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Julie M McLaughlin, Robin A Scott, Stephanie L Koenig, Scott W Mueller
Delays in administration of appropriate antibiotics to patients with septic shock are associated with increased mortality. To improve the care of patients with sepsis within our 73-bed emergency department (ED), a "first-dose" intravenous push (IVP) cephalosporin antibiotic protocol was initiated. This project was aimed at improving the time from provider order of antibiotic to administration, which follows the Sepsis Core Measure of timely antibiotic administration.This was a single-center, retrospective analysis of a practice improvement study...
October 2017: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059028/introduction-of-a-dose-banding-system-for-parenteral-chemotherapy-on-a-haematology-oncology-day-ward
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Caoimhe E O'Leary, Aisling Collins, Martin C Henman, Fionnuala King
Introduction The increasing incidence of cancer and the finite capacity of hospital aseptic compounding units pose a serious challenge to the provision of cancer care. Chemotherapy dose-banding is a method of rationalising parenteral chemotherapy dosing and supply, whereby patient-individualised doses are rounded to predetermined banded doses. The banded doses may be outsourced as stock items which increases the supply capacity of the aseptic compounding unit. Methods Kotter's 8-step change management model was used to structure the implementation of dose-banding of 5-fluorouracil 46-h infusers on the haematology-oncology day ward in St...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049039/serum-cyclosporine-levels-the-influence-of-the-time-interval-between-interrupting-the-infusion-and-obtaining-the-samples-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Livia Maria Garbin, Belinda Pinto Simões, Ana Carolina de Jesus Vieira Curcioli, Emilia Campos de Carvalho
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the best way to collect blood samples for cyclosporine A (CsA) serum levels when this immunosuppressant is administered continuously through a silicone central venous catheter (CVC) to hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to verify the effect of the time elapsed between the interruption of a continuous intravenous CsA infusion and the collection of blood samples on CsA serum levels...
October 18, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045996/sicko-development-of-a-multi-disciplinary-training-concept-for-paediatric-oncology
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Petra Tiroke, Birte Sänger, Urs Mücke, Lea Berndt, Henrike Wittenbecher, Lorenz Grigull
Background Treating children with cancer requires multiple different skills. For the healthcare personnel (HCP) in Germany the practice of ongoing training to improve professional skills is almost non-existent. Therefore, we developed a programme called 'SICKO' to support HCPs skills and attitudes by means of a multidisciplinary workshop. Methods Following a qualitative analysis, we then designed a modular (3 day) workshop. During day one (8 h) participants learn practical skills, the fundamentals of chemotherapy, and effective communication skills...
November 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984615/initiation-of-levodopa-carbidopa-intestinal%C3%A2-gel-infusion-using-telemedicine-video-communication-system-facilitates-efficient-and-well-accepted-home-titration%C3%A2-in-patients-with-advanced-parkinson-s-disease
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Thomas Willows, Nil Dizdar, Dag Nyholm, Håkan Widner, Peter Grenholm, Ursula Schmiauke, Anna Urbom, Kristina Groth, Jörgen Larsson, Johan Permert, Susanna Kjellander
BACKGROUND: Levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG; Duodopa®) is used for continuous infusion in advanced Parkinson's disease. To achieve optimal effect, the LCIG dose is individually titrated, traditionally conducted during hospitalization in Sweden. However, dose adjustment depends on surrounding conditions, physical activity, and emotional stress, which is why titration at home could be beneficial. Telemedicine (TM) using a video communication system offers alternative titration procedures, allowing LCIG initiation at home...
2017: Journal of Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961712/vedolizumab-levels-in-breast-milk-of-nursing-mothers-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Adi Lahat, Ariella Bar-Gil Shitrit, Timna Naftali, Yael Milgrom, Rami Elyakim, Eran Goldin, Nina Levhar, Limor Selinger, Tzufit Zuker, Ella Fudim, Orit Picard, Miri Yavzori, Shomron Ben-Horin
Introduction: There are no data on the transfer of vedolizumab in breast milk of nursing mothers. We aimed to assess the presence of vedolizumab in breast milk of nursing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Methods: This was a prospective observational study of vedolizumab-treated breast-feeding patients with IBD. Serum and breast milk samples were obtained at pre-defined time-points. The in-house developed ELISA assay for measuring vedolizumab in blood was adapted and validated for measurement of drug in breast milk...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947526/management-of-amiodarone-extravasation-with-intradermal-hyaluronidase
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Ashley N Fox, Ruben Villanueva, Jamie L Miller
PURPOSE: The case of a patient who experienced extravasation while receiving amiodarone via a peripheral infusion and was treated with intradermal hyaluronidase is reported. SUMMARY: A 60-year-old Caucasian man arrived at the emergency department after a motor vehicle collision. The patient was noted to have a subdural hematoma, multiple rib fractures, sternal body fracture, abdominal wall injury, left clavicle fracture, right humerus fracture, and vertebral fractures...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945709/energy-through-motion-an-activity-intervention-for-cancer-related-fatigue-in-an-ambulatory-infusion-center%C3%A2
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Linda Abbott, Mary Catherine Hooke
BACKGROUND: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) occurs in most people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Physical activity (PA) is safe and effective in reducing CRF in people with cancer. 
. OBJECTIVES: This project involved the implementation and evaluation of a three-month PA program to maintain or improve CRF and quality of life.
. METHODS: Activity trackers and resistance bands were provided to participants. Verbal instruction, printed material, activity videos, and text messages were used in this program...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934894/factors-associated-with-unplanned-extubation-in-children-a-case-control-study
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Paulo Sérgio Lucas da Silva, Marcelo Cunio Machado Fonseca
PURPOSE: Although several studies assess unplanned extubation (UE) in children, few have addressed determinants of UE and factors associated with reintubation in a case-controlled manner. We aimed to identify the risk factors and outcomes associated with UE in a pediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: Cases of UE were randomly matched with control patients at a ratio of 1:4 for age, severity of illness, and admission diagnosis. For cases and controls, we also collected data associated with UE events, reintubation, and outcomes...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910238/telemanagement-of-heart-failure-patients-across-the-post-acute-care-continuum
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Amy Dadosky, Heather Overbeck, Laura Barbetta, Ken Bertke, Maureen Corl, Kathleen Daly, Natasha Hiles, Nancy Rector, Eugene Chung, Santosh Menon
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition causing nearly 1 million hospital admissions annually in the United States with 25% of patients rehospitalized within 30 days. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether telemanagement of HF patients throughout the post-acute continuum of care would reduce rehospitalization rates and improve patient self-care knowledge and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HF patients discharged to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) received telemanagement by HF clinicians with opportunity for continuation at home with assistance of home healthcare (HHC) nurses...
September 13, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899265/enhancing-telehealth-education-in-nursing-applying-king-s-conceptual-framework-and-theory-of-goal-attainment
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Ann E Fronczek, Nicole A Rouhana, Judy M Kitchin
Telehealth technologies are increasingly used in the provision of nursing care to clients and populations. The education of nurses must include content and practice with telehealth technologies. The authors of this article discuss how one school of nursing has infused telehealth content and resources into undergraduate and graduate curricula using King's conceptual system and theory of goal attainment as a guide.
July 2017: Nursing Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885479/high-dose-subcutaneous-immunoglobulin-in-patients-with-multifocal-motor-neuropathy-a-nursing-perspective
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Vilija M Rasutis, Hans D Katzberg, Vera Bril
Multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), an immune neuromuscular condition causing progressive weakness, usually responds to immune-mediated treatments, including intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). Fifteen patients with MMN receiving IVIG were enrolled in an open-label, single-center trial and switched to 20% subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG) using a smooth transition protocol (ie, changing the therapy without interruption or impact on the intended outcome of the therapy). Patients received individualized training and support based on motivation and ability to learn, follow directions, and maintain compliance...
September 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885476/determining-the-risk-of-sepsis-using-nurse-compounded-elastomeric-pumps-for-continuous-infusion-in-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy
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Pauline M Dobson, Mark Loewenthal, Lisa Harris
Limited availability of compounded antibiotics used for continuous infusion outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) can delay or interrupt an OPAT course. To solve this problem, OPAT nurses at a hospital in Australia have been compounding elastomeric pumps for immediate use. The incidence of sepsis in 5014 patients before and after the introduction of nurse compounding was compared. There were no cases of laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection among the nurse-compounded group compared with 2 cases (0...
September 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885473/ins-2017-infusion-nursing-grand-rounds
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September 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876506/bisphosphonate-therapy-and-osteogenesis-imperfecta-the-lived-experience-of-children-and-their-mothers
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Shirley Wiggins, Rose Kreikemeier
PURPOSE: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a chronic, genetic condition frequently described as "brittle bones." This condition is expressed by low bone density and characterized by frequent fractures with and without trauma. Additional symptoms include pain, altered growth, and challenges with mobility. This experience has a great impact on the daily life of the child diagnosed with OI and their family. With the introduction of bisphosphonate therapy children diagnosed with OI experienced an increase in bone density that included a change in symptoms and improvement in daily functioning...
September 6, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
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