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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812473/implementation-of-a-pathway-for-the-treatment-of-fever-and-neutropenia-in-pediatric-patients-with-cancer
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Joy Vanderway, Catherine Vincent, Susan M Walsh, Jennifer Obrecht
Fever and neutropenia is an oncologic emergency. Time-to-antibiotics (TTA) refers to the amount of time from initial provider evaluation for fever and neutropenia to intravenous antibiotic administration. Research supports that rapid time-to-antibiotics (RTTA) is associated with improved patient outcomes. This quality improvement project evaluated the success of implementing an RTTA pathway in pediatric oncology patients with fever and neutropenia. The setting was an advanced practice nurse-managed pediatric ambulatory infusion center where patients with fever and neutropenia were often evaluated and treated...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800617/improved-usability-of-a-multi-infusion-setup-using-a-centralized-control-interface-a-task-based-usability-test
#2
Frank Doesburg, Fokie Cnossen, Willem Dieperink, Wouter Bult, Anne Marie de Smet, Daan J Touw, Maarten W Nijsten
The objective of this study was to assess the usability benefits of adding a bedside central control interface that controls all intravenous (IV) infusion pumps compared to the conventional individual control of multiple infusion pumps. Eighteen dedicated ICU nurses volunteered in a between-subjects task-based usability test. A newly developed central control interface was compared to conventional control of multiple infusion pumps in a simulated ICU setting. Task execution time, clicks, errors and questionnaire responses were evaluated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790256/-safe-handling-of-hazardous-drugs-in-nursing-practice
#3
Kazue Hirai
Handling of hazardous drugs in nursing practice, there are risks of a wide variety of occupational exposures such as drug administration, management of spills, care of patients after administration, etc. Using a general infusion set for intravenous administration, there are risk of exposure such as scattering when the bottle needle is spiked into the infusion bag, leakage when priming the infusion line with antineoplastic drug, spillage when removing the side tube. For intravenous administration, use of CSTD for administration is most effective, but in many facilities, a general infusion set is used due to cost considerations...
July 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770545/how-to-reduce-cisatracurium-consumption-in-ards-patients-the-tof-ards-study
#4
Sami Hraiech, Jean-Marie Forel, Christophe Guervilly, Romain Rambaud, Samuel Lehingue, Mélanie Adda, Pierre Sylla, Sabine Valera, Julien Carvelli, Marc Gainnier, Laurent Papazian, Jérémy Bourenne
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) have been shown to improve the outcome of the most severely hypoxemic, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients. However, the recommended dosage as well as the necessity of monitoring the neuromuscular block is unknown. We aimed to evaluate the efficiency of a nurse-directed protocol of NMBA administration based on a train-of-four (TOF) assessment to ensure a profound neuromuscular block and decrease cisatracurium consumption compared to an elevated and constant dose regimen...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760798/protocol-for-a-randomised-crossover-trial-to-evaluate-patient-and-nurse-satisfaction-with-electronic-and-elastomeric-portable-infusion-pumps-for-the-continuous-administration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-the-home-the-comparing-home-infusion-devices-chid-study
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Jodie G Hobbs, Melissa K Ryan, Brett Ritchie, Janet K Sluggett, Andrew J Sluggett, Lucy Ralton, Karen J Reynolds
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies comparing satisfaction with electronic and elastomeric infusion pumps are limited, and improvements in size and usability of electronic pumps have since occurred. The Comparing Home Infusion Devices (CHID) study plans to assess patient and nurse satisfaction with an elastomeric and electronic pump for delivering intravenous antibiotic treatment in the home. Secondary objectives are to determine pump-related complications and actual antibiotic dose administered, evaluate temperature variation and compare pump operating costs...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754600/building-blocks-for-institutional-preparation-of-ctl019-delivery
#6
REVIEW
Joseph McGuirk, Edmund K Waller, Muna Qayed, Sunil Abhyankar, Solveig Ericson, Peter Holman, Christopher Keir, G Douglas Myers
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy is an investigational immunocellular therapy that reprograms a patient's cytotoxic T cells to engage and eliminate malignant cells. CAR T-cell therapies targeting the CD19 antigen have demonstrated high efficacy in clinical trials for patients with B-cell malignancies and may potentially be available on a broader scale in the future. CAR T-cell therapy begins with the collection of a sufficient number of T cells from a patient's peripheral blood through leukapheresis...
July 25, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738039/chemotherapy-extravasation-establishing-a-national-benchmark-for-incidence-among-cancer-centers
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Jeannette Jackson-Rose, Judith Del Monte, Adrienne Groman, Linda S Dial, Leah Atwell, Judy Graham, Rosemary O'Neil Semler, Maryellen O'Sullivan, Lisa Truini-Pittman, Terri A Cunningham, Lisa Roman-Fischetti, Eileen Costantinou, Chris Rimkus, Adrienne J Banavage, Barbara Dietz, Carol J Colussi, Kimberly Catania, Michelle Wasko, Kevin A Schreffler, Colleen West, Mary Lou Siefert, Robert David Rice
BACKGROUND: Given the high-risk nature and nurse sensitivity of chemotherapy infusion and extravasation prevention, as well as the absence of an industry benchmark, a group of nurses studied oncology-specific nursing-sensitive indicators. 
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to establish a benchmark for the incidence of chemotherapy extravasation with vesicants, irritants, and irritants with vesicant potential.
. METHODS: Infusions with actual or suspected extravasations of vesicant and irritant chemotherapies were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738032/nurse-administered-hand-massage-integration-into-an-infusion-suite-s-standard-of-care%C3%A2
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Caitlin M Braithwaite, Deborah Ringdahl
BACKGROUND: Nurse-delivered hand massage is a safe and effective intervention that has potential for positively affecting nursing and patient outcomes.
. OBJECTIVES: Nurses in a National Cancer Institute-designated academic health center outpatient chemotherapy infusion suite were taught how to administer a hand massage to strengthen the nurse-patient relationship and improve patient experience, comfort, satisfaction, stress, and anxiety.
. METHODS: A pre-/postimplementation group comparison design was used...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724193/saline-irrigation-for-the-management-of-skin-extravasation-injury-in-neonates
#9
REVIEW
P N Gopalakrishnan, Nitin Goel, Sujoy Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Extravasation injury, a complication commonly seen in the neonatal intensive care unit, can result in scarring with cosmetic and functional sequelae. A wide variety of treatments are available, including subcutaneous irrigation with saline (with or without hyaluronidase), liposuction, use of specific antidotes, topical applications, and normal wound care with dry or wet dressings. All such treatments aim to prevent or reduce the severity of complications. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To compare the efficacy and safety of saline irrigation or saline irrigation with prior hyaluronidase infiltration versus no intervention or normal wound care for tissue healing in neonates with extravasation injury...
July 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704328/randomized-controlled-trial-of-dexamethasone-versus-dexamethasone-plus-hydrocortisone-as-prophylaxis-for-hypersensitivity-reactions-due-to-paclitaxel-treatment-for-gynecologic-cancer
#10
Dhammapoj Jeerakornpassawat, Prapaporn Suprasert
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess intravenous hydrocortisone (HCT) added to standard dexamethasone (DXM) prophylaxis for paclitaxel-associated hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs). METHODS: Paclitaxel naives scheduled for 6 cycles of paclitaxel (plus platinum) were randomized to DXM alone (20 mg intravenously [IV]) versus DXM plus HCT (100 mg IV) as premedication including chlorpheniramine (10 mg IV), diphenhydramine (25 mg orally), and ranitidine (50 mg IV) 30 minutes before infusion...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704084/the-impact-on-patients-of-a-nurse-led-clinical-service-in-gastroenterology
#11
Maria Tan, Shyam Menon, Doreen Black
Higher rates of chronic liver disease have resulted in a significant increase in the number of patients needing regular abdominal paracentesis for ascites. Waiting times for admission at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust had become longer and delays in intervention and treatment became inevitable. In 2014, the Trust developed a nurse-led abdominal paracentesis day-case service. A qualitative evaluation of the service was conducted using in-depth patient interviews and surveys to determine the impact of the service, including how the new nursing role affected the patient experience...
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701596/propofol-versus-ketofol-for-sedation-of-pediatric-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-implantation-a-double-blind-randomized-study
#12
Rabie Soliman, Mohammed Mofeed, Tarek Momenah
OBJECTIVE: The study was done to compare propofol and ketofol for sedation of pediatric patients scheduled for elective pulmonary valve implantation in a catheterization laboratory. DESIGN: This was a double-blind randomized study. SETTING: This study was conducted in Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre, Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 60 pediatric patients with pulmonary regurge undergoing pulmonary valve implantation...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683003/age-differences-and-the-acceptance-of-infusion-pump-technology
#13
Matthew B Perrigino, Benjamin B Dunford, Beverly J Vermace, Sharon J Tucker, Kenneth J Rempher
Previous studies demonstrate that age and receptiveness to new technologies tend to be negatively correlated. Using data from a sample of 311 nurses in a large teaching hospital in the midwestern United States, this study sought to determine whether age predicted satisfaction perceptions of infusion pump technology. Hierarchical regression indicated that the relationship between age and infusion pump satisfaction was not statistically significant, but it also revealed interesting moderation effects. When perceived support for infusion pump use was low, age was negatively related to infusion pump satisfaction...
July 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683000/safety-risks-among-home-infusion-nurses-and-other-home-health-care-providers
#14
Pia Markkanen, Catherine Galligan, Margaret Quinn
In the United States, home health care (HHC) is a rapidly growing industry and home infusion therapy is a rapidly growing market. HHC can present substantial occupational safety and health (OSH) risks. This article summarizes major OSH risks relevant to home infusion therapy by illustrating them through real-life scenarios collected systematically using qualitative research methods by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded research projects at the University of Massachusetts Lowell...
July 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682999/primary-intravenous-set-consumption-across-3-branded-infusion-pumps
#15
Nancy Hedlund, Shishir Sarangpur, Shannon Kayler, Kathy OʼBrien, Idal Beer
This retrospective study of 6426 hip replacement, coronary artery bypass graft, and colectomy surgeries across 23 US hospitals found that intravenous (IV) set designs that can be interchanged for use both in gravity-fed and automated pump delivery systems are replaced less frequently than IV sets designed for use primarily by one delivery method. Semistructured interviews with nurses highlighted the impact of set design on nursing workflow when moving between gravity-fed and pump-based administration. Use of interchangeable, single-design IV sets across gravity and automated infusions minimizes disruptions to closed systems, may reduce nurses being distracted from patients' clinical needs when replacing sets, and may yield supply cost savings...
July 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668914/safety-and-acceptability-of-patient-administered-sedatives-during-mechanical-ventilation
#16
Linda L Chlan, Debra J Skaar, Mary F Tracy, Sarah M Hayes, Breanna D Hetland, Kay Savik, Craig R Weinert
BACKGROUND: Safety and acceptability of sedative self-administration by patients receiving mechanical ventilation is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine if self-administration of dexmedetomidine by patients is safe and acceptable for self-management of anxiety during ventilatory support. METHODS: In a pilot trial in 3 intensive care units, 17 intubated patients were randomly assigned to dexmedetomidine and 20 to usual care. Dexmedetomidine was administered via standard pumps for patient-controlled analgesia, with a basal infusion (0...
July 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665993/knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-on-the-prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-among-nurses-in-oncological-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-an-area-of-southern-italy
#17
Maria Rosaria Esposito, Assunta Guillari, Italo Francesco Angelillo
The objectives of the cross-sectional study were to delineate the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among nurses regarding the prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and to identify their predisposing factors. A questionnaire was self-administered from September to November 2011 to nurses in oncology and outpatient chemotherapy units in 16 teaching and non-teaching public and private hospitals in the Campania region (Italy). The questionnaire gathered information on demographic and occupational characteristics; knowledge about evidence-based practices for the prevention of CLABSIs; attitudes towards guidelines, the risk of transmitting infections, and hand-washing when using central venous catheter (CVC); practices about catheter site care; and sources of information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663644/comparison-of-intravenous-infusion-of-tramadol-alone-with-combination-of-tramadol-and-paracetamol-for-postoperative-pain-after-major-abdominal-surgery-in-children
#18
Shayesta Ali, Khalid Sofi, Abdul Qayoom Dar
BACKGROUND: Pain is a common complaint after surgery and seems to be difficult to manage in children because of fear of complications of pain treatment or misconception that infants and small children do not feel pain at all or feel less pain. A survey reported that 40% of pediatric surgical patients experienced moderate or severe postoperative pain and that more than 75% had insufficient analgesia. Our study was carried to provide continuous infusion of intravenous (i.v.) tramadol alone using a dedicated infusion device Graseby 2100 syringe pump and compared it to a combination of i...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656829/use-of-dexmedetomidine-infusion-as-a-sedative-drug-for-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#19
Nelson Selvaraj
The administration of sedatives may present several challenges for critical care nurses. Evidence-based practice requires critical care nurses to remain up to date with developments in sedation management and ensure safe and effective use of sedative agents in their practice. Dexmedetomidine is a sedative drug that has been increasingly used in the intensive care setting in recent years. This article provides an overview of the pharmacological properties of dexmedetomidine and discusses nurses' responsibilities in caring for patients receiving dexmedetomidine infusion...
June 28, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638844/predictors-of-unplanned-hospitalization-in-patients-receiving-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-across-a-large-integrated-healthcare-network
#20
Monica Schmidt, Bevin Hearn, Michael Gabriel, Melanie D Spencer, Lewis McCurdy
BACKGROUND: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) prescribing has increased along with the trend toward early discharge of hospitalized patients who have infections. There is limited literature that assesses unplanned hospitalizations during OPAT. This study aims to elucidate the predictors of unplanned hospitalization in OPAT patients after discharge from acute-care facilities within Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS). Understanding these predictors may inform future interventions to improve treatment efficacy and patient outcomes...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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