Firstly, I’d like to say welcome. My aim is to deliver some thought-focussed and robust evidence and information for clinicians working in the world of vascular access and infection prevention. This blog is for helping everyday clinicians in accessing current information to improve care to the patient that is evidence-based, but also incorporating through discussion, the knowledge and expertise from like-minded clinicians at improving and advancing the practices of vascular access… while maintaining the patient as the primary focus of our care.
A new Open Access publication on Managing and Preventing Vascular Catheter Infections ISID Position Paper from the International Journal of Infectious Diseases
New Open Access publication on Ultrasound aided repositioning of misplaced guidewire during subclavian vein catheterisation from the Journal of Vascular Access
A new Open Access publication on A modified approach for ultrasound-guided axillary venipuncture in the infraclavicular area: A retrospective observational study from the Journal of Vascular Access
A new Open Access publication on the Comparison of the effect of the right lateral tilt position and Trendelenburg position on the right internal jugular vein in healthy volunteers: A prospective observational study from the Journal of Vascular Access
A new Open Access publication on the Prevalence of idle peripherally inserted central catheters in adult patients: A multicenter cross-sectional study from the Journal of Vascular Access
An recent opinion piece from the New York Times on The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses.. Certainly has an interesting perspective when looking at the corporate milking of clinicians professional ethics to provide healthcare for all, the never-ending, mind-numbing and voluminous depths of EMR and its reaches, giant HMO’s influence and the abundance of administrators in the healthcare setting and lastly, the ever-impacting chronic clinician burnout.. definitely worth the read!