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.
New aeticle on the International experience with minocycline, EDTA and ethanol lock for salvaging of central line associated bloodstream infections from the journal Expert Review of Medical Devices
New article on the State health department validations of central line-associated bloodstream infection events reported via the National Healthcare Safety Network from American Journal of Infection Control
New article on the Central line bundle for prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infection for totally implantable venous access devices (ports) in pediatric cancer patients from the Journal of Vascular Access
New article on The Cost-effectiveness of Antimicrobial Lock Solutions for the Prevention of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections from Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
New article on Centers for medicare and medicaid services hospital-acquired conditions policy for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and cather-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) shows minimal impact on hospital reimbursement from Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Centers for medicare and medicaid services hospital-acquired conditions policy for central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) shows minimal impact on hospital reimbursement
An Open Access publication on the Relationship of Common Vascular Anatomy to Cannulated Catheters from the International Journal of Vascular Medicine