Vascular Access Teamwork spreads to other pediatric hospitals

Read the Original Cincinnati Children’s Article Here. For the last five years, Cincinnati Children’s Vascular Access Team has been working to eliminate preventable harm related to peripheral intravenous infusions (PIV). Now, the team is sharing its experiences with other pediatric hospitals. “Lurie Children’s is the first major pediatric institution to implement our prevention work, including the […]

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Children’s Health Joins Forces with Toyota to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Care

Markets Insider Read the Original Press Release Here. Through a collaboration with Toyota, Children’s HealthSM, the leading pediatric health system in North Texas, announced today it has successfully reduced rates of central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) by 75 percent with patients in the gastroenterology unit. Toyota Production System Support Center (TSSC) and Children’s Health […]

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How can we overcome needle phobia?

Read the Original Veinplicity Article Here. | Consider two of the most frequently heard phrases in healthcare: “I’m going to draw a little blood” and “Let’s start your IV therapy.” They’re spoken by nurses every day, in every language. But for many patients, they signal an experience that can range from stressful to downright terrifying. “It’s […]

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We’re running out of commonly used drugs – and hospitals say it’s ‘quickly becoming a crisis’

By: Lydia Ramsey | Business Insider Read the Original Business Insider Article Here. Hospitals are facing a shortage on medications that are used every day. The situation is getting worse, the American Hospital Association said. In particular, hospitals are facing shortages of commonly used IV fluids, including sodium chloride, dextrose, and nutritional solutions. The US […]

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IV Therapy: The Difference Between Infiltration and Extravasation

RN.com; Robin Valera, RN, BSN, content specialist Read the Original RN.com Article Here. The administration of intravenous therapy (IV) is so commonplace these days that it’s easy to forget that the potential for harm is high on the list for untoward outcomes. As a healthcare professional, it is important to know the difference between infiltration […]

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Abstract: Innovative Approach to Hydration for a Patient with Dementia

IV Team Read the Original IV Team Article Here. Nursing older people in acute settings involves the provision of complex care, including the maintenance of good hydration. Dehydration is a serious condition that may contribute to the development of pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury and venous thromboembolism. If oral hydration methods are […]

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Infection Resulting in Amputation Raises Questions About Asian Immigrants’ IV Use

The New York Times | Original New York Times Article Here. | Whenever the endless shifts at the day spa in Flushing, Queens, where Myung Hwa Jang worked got to be too draining, Ms. Jang’s colleagues would head down the street for some refreshment. And so on a brisk day in February, feeling run down, […]

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