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 recent Open Access publication on Predictors of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Occlusion in the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy Setting from Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
A recent publication on Electrocardiogram-guided technique: An alternative method for confirming central venous catheter tip placement from the Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
A recent publication on Evaluating the Long‐, Short‐, and Oblique‐Axis Approaches for Ultrasound‐Guided Vascular Access Cannulation from the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
New publication on Types and frequencies of complications associated with midline catheters and PICCs in a South Tyrolean district hospital: a retrospective cohort study from the journal Pflege
A brand new Open Access book on Vessel Health and Preservation: The Right Approach for Vascular Access available from Springer. Special thanks to Mrs. Nancy Trick, Teleflex Inc and 3M Healthcare, along with the AVA Foundation to fund this Open Access publication for all healthcare providers.
Available in PDF or eBook for download.
A new Open Access publication on Managing and Preventing Vascular Catheter Infections ISID Position Paper from the International Journal of Infectious Diseases