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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
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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
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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
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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
#4
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
#5
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610531/keep-handovers-in-the-office
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Louise Richards
Patient information is meant to be confidential. How is that possible when you give a bedside handover with other patients in the room (Readers' Panel, June 7). Handovers should be done in the office, followed by a walk around to introduce yourself as the nurse taking over the care, and to check on any infusions.
June 14, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605929/tissue-necrosis-following-extravasation-of-acyclovir-in-an-adolescent-a-case-report
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Charalambos Neocleous, Eleni Andonopoulou, Alkistis Adramerina, Antigoni Pegkou, Olga Savelieva, Petroula Georgiadou, Ioannis Drikos
OBJECTIVE: Extravasation of intravenously infused vesicant solutions is a common problem in medical practice, which can lead to severe and progressive tissue dysfunction, ranging from persistent tissue oedema and fibrosis to delayed tissue necrosis. Acyclovir is a known vesicant medication administrated in paediatric patients, which appears to irritate venous and soft tissue if extravasated. CASE REPORT: We present the first case involving the extravasation of intravenously infused acyclovir in a female adolescent patient, which caused tissue necrosis and left behind a residual scar lesion...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577412/postmortem-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-fatal-gas-embolism-due-to-connection-of-an-intravenous-cannula-to-an-oxygen-supply
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Yoichiro Takahashi, Rie Sano, Akiyuki Yasuda, Eri Kuboya, Keiko Takahashi, Rieko Kubo, Yoshihiko Kominato, Hiroyuki Takei, Susumu Kobayashi, Takehiro Shimada, Sachiko Awata, Hiroyuki Tokue, Satoshi Hirasawa
An 84-year-old man who had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease accompanied by moderate pneumonia as well as gastric cancer with liver metastasis was found dead by a nurse, who noticed that the patient's intravenous catheter in the left forearm had been erroneously connected to an oxygen supply in his hospital room, leading to infusion of oxygen into a vein. Postmortem CT scanning demonstrated multiple accumulations of gas in the pulmonary artery, the right atrium and ventricle, as well as the left subclavian and brachiocephalic veins, corresponding to the route that the infused gas would have taken to the heart and pulmonary artery...
May 26, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28568962/rhetoric-versus-reality-the-role-of-research-in-deconstructing-concepts-of-caring
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Dawn Freshwater, Jane Cahill, Philip Esterhuizen, Tessa Muncey, Helen Smith
Our aim was to employ a critical analytic lens to explicate the role of nursing research in supporting the notion of caring realities. To do this, we used case exemplars to illustrate the infusion of such discourses. The first exemplar examines the fundamental concept of caring: using Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, the case study surfaces caring as originally grounded in ritualized practice and subsequently describes its transmutation, via competing discourses, to a more holistic concept. It is argued that in the many and varied attempts to define the dynamic concept of care, caring has now become paradoxically, a more fragmented concept despite attempts to render it more holistic and inclusive...
May 31, 2017: Nursing Philosophy: An International Journal for Healthcare Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566361/effectiveness-of-%C3%AE-2agonists-for-sedation-in-paediatric-critical-care-study-protocol-for-a-retrospective-cohort-observational-study
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John C Hayden, Ian Dawkins, Cormac Breatnach, Finbarr P Leacy, June Foxton, Martina Healy, Gráinne Cousins, Paul J Gallagher, Dermot R Doherty
INTRODUCTION: Mechanically ventilated children in paediatric intensive care units are commonly administered analgesics and sedative agents to minimise pain and distress and facilitate cooperation with medical interventions. Opioids and benzodiazepines are the most common analgesic and sedative agents but have safety concerns. The α2 agonists clonidine and dexmedetomidine are alternative sedatives in use despite neither having robust evidence to support their use. Studies evaluating effectiveness of α2 agonists to date have not focused on sedation-based outcomes instead focusing on opioid-sparing properties and ventilation outcomes...
May 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562809/use-of-technologies-in-intravenous-therapy-contributions-to-a-safer-practice
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Ana Paula Amorim Moreira, Cristina Lavoyer Escudeiro, Bárbara Pompeu Christovam, Zenith Rosa Silvino, Márglory Fraga de Carvalho, Roberto Carlos Lyra da Silva
Objectives: To identify what are the difficulties of the nursing staff in the management of technologies during intravenous therapy (IVT) and discuss the difficulties identified under the perspective of patient's safety. Method: Descriptive study of qualitative approach with data collected by semi-structured interview and analyzed by the Alceste software. Results: The greatest difficulty of cognitive and technical emphasis was the lack of training; and regarding administrative emphasis, the greatest difficulty was the lack of material and human resources...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554241/interdisciplinary-implementation-of-tacrolimus-intravenous-standard-concentration-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
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Brandon R Shank, Melissa Deaver, Angela Baker, Alan L Myers, Yan-Ping Zhang, Brent Anderegg, Roland Bassett, Michael Westmoreland
Purpose Reduction in waste of intravenous (IV) tacrolimus, an immunosuppressant used to prevent graft-versus-host disease in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients, was evaluated after standardizing the concentration. Methods A single-center, retrospective cohort study at a large academic comprehensive cancer center was performed comparing patient-specific intravenous tacrolimus doses (tacrolimus doses in 50, 100, or 250 mL of normal saline based on manufacturer's recommended concentration) to tacrolimus intravenous standard concentration (tacrolimus 1 mg in 250 mL of normal saline) continuous intravenous infusion titrated to prescribed dose...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537773/a-new-generation-of-comfort-care-order-sets-aligning-protocols-with-current-principles
#19
Melissa A Bender, Caroline Hurd, Nicole Solvang, Kathy Colagrossi, Diane Matsuwaka, J Randall Curtis
BACKGROUND: There are few published comfort care order sets for end-of-life symptom management, contributing to variability in treatment of common symptoms. At our academic medical centers, we have observed that rapid titration of opioid infusions using our original comfort care order set's titration algorithm causes increased discomfort from opioid toxicity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the process and outcomes of a multiyear revision of a standardized comfort care order set for clinicians to treat end-of-life symptoms in hospitalized patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522914/one-year-experience-with-computer-assisted-propofol-sedation-for-colonoscopy
#20
Otto S Lin, Danielle La Selva, Richard A Kozarek, Deborah Tombs, Wade Weigel, Ryan Beecher, Johannes Koch, Susan McCormick, Michael Chiorean, Fred Drennan, Michael Gluck, Nanda Venu, Michael Larsen, Andrew Ross
AIM: To report our one-year experience with computer assisted propofol sedation (CAPS) for colonoscopy as the first United States Medical Center to adopt CAPS technology for routine clinical use. METHODS: Between September 2014 and August 2015, 2677 patients underwent elective outpatient colonoscopy with CAPS at our center. All colonoscopies were performed by 1 of 17 gastroenterologists certified in the use of the CAPS system, with the assistance of a specially trained nurse...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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