Firstly, I’d like to say welcome. This is my first blog – and my aim is to deliver thought-focussed and robust discussion/thoughts/information for clinicians working in the world of vascular access. This is about discussing and accessing information to improve care to the patient that is evidence-based, but also incorporating 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 article on the use of AV fistula as vascular access in chemotherapy from
New article on CLABSI elevation and if it is attributable to a change in NHSN surveillance definitions in American Journal of Infection Control.
Central line–associated bloodstream infection rate elevation: Attributable to National Healthcare Safety Network surveillance definition changes, ongoing opportunities for infection prevention, or both?
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New article on improving visualization of needle tip under ultrasound in anesthesia practice from Anaesthesia (AAGBI)
A new article (my own publication) on the repositioning of central venous access devices using a high-flow flushing technique – a clinical practice and cost review from the Journal of Vascular Access
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New article on Vascular Access Referral policies cost-effectiveness with Chronic Kidney Disease from American Journal of Kidney Disease
New article on review of pediatric vascular access in the Emergency Department from Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice