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 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!
New Open Access publication on the Efficacy of management for obstruction caused by precipitated medication or lipids in central venous access devices: A systematic review and meta-analysis from the Journal of Vascular Access
An Open Access publication on the Diagnostic accuracy of central venous catheter confirmation by bedside ultrasound versus chest radiography in critically ill patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis from Critical Care Medicine.
A recent publication on Current Practices in Central Venous Catheter Position Confirmation by Point of Care Ultrasound from the Journal of Shock: Injury, Inflammation and Sepsis