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Sign the petition to help reduce patient-related [radiopharmaceutical] extravasation injuries.

Patients for Safer Nuclear Medicine is a coalition of patient advocacy groups and corporate partners demanding that patients get the information they need so their diseases are accurately diagnosed and treated.

Extravasations are injections of radioactive drugs into patient tissue instead of the vein. Significant extravasations can result in inaccurate nuclear medicine scans (i.e. PET/CT scans) and can harm patients but are not required to be reported as a medical event. 

Join 31 member organizations in urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to correct wrong information and consider significant extravasations as medical events.

Global Vascular Access, LLC is a proud corporate partner of this clinically-related problem and is sharing this information on behalf of Patients for Safer Nuclear Medicine.

– SUPPORT PATIENT SAFETY.
– SUPPORT HEALTH CARE ACCOUNTABILITY.
– SIGN THE PETITION HERE
– SHARE THE PETITION ON TWITTER USING HASHTAG #ACTNOWNRC.

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Welcome

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 randomised trial of intracavitary electrocardiography versus surface landmark measurement for central venous access device placement

New publication on A randomised trial of intracavitary electrocardiography versus surface landmark measurement for central venous access device placement from Journal of Vascular Access

A randomised trial of intracavitary electrocardiography versus surface landmark measurement for central venous access device placement

Central venous catheter access and procedure compliance: A qualitative interview study exploring intensive care nurses’ experiences

A Open Access publication on Central venous catheter access and procedure compliance: A qualitative interview study exploring intensive care nurses’ experiences from Intensive and Critical Care Nursing

Central venous catheter access and procedure compliance: A qualitative interview study exploring intensive care nurses’ experiences