Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Infusion Nurses Society, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

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Other titles Journal of infusion nursing (Online), Infusion nursing
ISSN 1539-0667
OCLC 48272706
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Oxygen delivery capacity during profoundly anemic conditions depends on blood's oxygen-carrying capacity and cardiac output. Oxygen-carrying blood substitutes and blood transfusion augment oxygen-carrying capacity, but both have given rise to safety concerns, and their efficacy remains unresolved. Anemia decreases oxygen-carrying capacity and blood viscosity. Present studies show that correcting the decrease of blood viscosity by increasing plasma viscosity with newly developed plasma expanders significantly improves tissue perfusion. These new plasma expanders promote tissue perfusion, increasing oxygen delivery capacity without increasing blood oxygen-carrying capacity, thus treating the effects of anemia while avoiding the transfusion of blood.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):217-222. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000103
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    ABSTRACT: The application of root cause analysis (RCA) to health care began in the Veteran's Administration system and spread to Joint Commission-accredited organizations when it became a requirement for accreditation. The success of this valuable quality improvement tool relies on understanding the principles of patient safety, assembling a team, and producing and completing action items aimed at correcting root causes of adverse events. This article describes optimal RCA techniques based on published literature and expert opinion and then provides a sample RCA for a fictitious but common adverse event: catheter-associated bloodstream infection.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):225-231. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000104
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    ABSTRACT: In patients with diminished kidney function, the pharmacokinetics of many medications are altered. Alterations in absorption, distribution, and metabolism are observed in addition to altered elimination through the kidney. Classes of intravenous medications in which dose modifications are frequently required for patients with diminished kidney function include antibiotics, some anticoagulants, and chemotherapy agents. Failure to follow renal dose adjustment recommendations can lead to an increased risk of toxicity. Equations frequently used to estimate kidney function for the purpose of making renal dose adjustments include the Cockcroft-Gault, Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD), and Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equations.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):210-215. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000102
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    ABSTRACT: Parenteral drug delivery is an essential part of patient care. The subcutaneous (SC) route is easily accessed, is more cost-effective, and provides increased convenience for the patient than the other parenteral methods. The pharmacokinetic profile of medications delivered SC reflect bioavailabilities similar to intravenous (IV) delivery. The coadministration of human recombinant hyaluronidase with SC medications enhances the maximum concentration and time to maximum concentration to more closely mimic drugs delivered by the IV route. Pharmaceutical companies are studying and successfully developing new formulations of current medications for delivery via the SC route.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):179-187. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000099
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    ABSTRACT: Peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter insertion, the most common invasive hospital procedure performed worldwide, is associated with a variety of complications and an unacceptably high overall failure rate of 35% to 50% in even the best of hands. Catheter failure is costly to patients, caregivers, and the health care system. Although advances have been made, analysis of the mechanisms underlying the persistent high rate of peripheral IV failure reveals opportunities for improvement.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 05/2015; 38(3):189-203. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000100
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    ABSTRACT: Central venous catheter (CVC) maintenance is integral to preventing complications and improving outcomes. This process is made more challenging when patients transition from hospital to home care or to an outpatient infusion setting, because different CVC maintenance practices and care parameters confuse patients and care providers alike. Through collaboration and consensus building, a group of metropolitan home health and home infusion agencies developed a standardized approach to CVC maintenance care. This article discusses the multiagency collaborative and resulting guideline and other educational materials that better enable providers, patients, and families to maintain CVC integrity and achieve optimal outcomes.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):115-121. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000092
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    ABSTRACT: Blood product transfusion is one of the most common invasive procedures performed in the health care setting. In contrast to pharmaceuticals, blood is actually a liquid transplant. Transfusion complications consequently encompass complex biological processes and infectious possibilities. Changes in vital signs are regularly seen during transfusion. Knowledge of common transfusion reaction signs and symptoms enables the clinical team to differentiate a normal patient response from a life-threatening reaction. Direct care nurses responsible for this procedure play a vital role in its success. Understanding the possible complications of transfusion and how to quickly recognize reactions at the bedside helps ensure the best patient outcomes.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):104-113. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000097
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    ABSTRACT: The objective of the study was to evaluate incidence of and risk factors for sepsis following peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) removal. The retrospective cohort study looked at neonatal intensive care unit patients with PICC placement between February 2003 and June 2010 at a single medical center in the United States. Results showed that 14/216 patients (6.5%) had sepsis within 5 days of PICC removal. PICC removal because of adverse events was significantly associated with sepsis (P = .017). Antibiotic use before PICC removal did not have a significant impact on sepsis. The conclusions of the study are that removal of PICCs because of adverse events is significantly associated with late-onset neonatal sepsis and that antibiotic use at the time of PICC removal is not associated with a decline in sepsis rate.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):129-134. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000096
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    ABSTRACT: Graduate nurses (GNs) are a major part of hospital recruitment. Forty-two percent of new hires are likely to be GNs. Many GNs feel ill prepared in intravenous (IV) catheter insertion and central line care. The purpose of this evidence-based practice project was to determine if an IV skills workshop would have a positive impact on GNs' comfort and skills. Casey-Fink Graduate Nurse Experience Survey data indicate that 29% of graduate nurse residents participating in the first cohort of this workshop list IV skills as most challenging. Postsurvey data showed that GN comfort level improved. Supporting the GN in this challenging transition by providing focused education and skills practice may alleviate this discomfort.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):135-139. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000094
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    ABSTRACT: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are expected to be convenient and reliable venous access devices. The purpose of this study was to analyze clinical nurse specialist (CNS)-led PICC placement and to describe its growth in a tertiary hospital. A computerized database identified 3508 patients who had PICCs placed between November 2001 and June 2010. One thousand, eight hundred ninety-eight of the 4101 PICCs were available for complete follow-up, and 791 of 1898 PICCs were still in place. The mean dwell time of 1898 PICCs was 27.4 days (1∼422 days). Most PICCs were removed after the completion of infusion therapy; the remainder were removed following death, occlusion, suspected infection, or phlebitis, or were removed by the patient. The study found that CNS-led PICC placement for infusion therapies was effective and safe with relatively low complication rates and that CNSs played important roles in the increased use of PICCs.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 03/2015; 38(2):122-128. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000093
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    ABSTRACT: Subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) infusions are an option for patients requiring immunoglobulin therapy. Nurses are uniquely positioned to advocate for patients and to teach them how to successfully manage their infusions. The purpose of this review is to describe SCIg therapy and to provide teaching instructions as well as creative tips to ensure treatment success.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 01/2015; 38(1):70-9. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000087
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to describe how the concept of infusion nursing was incorporated into orientation for new graduate nurses at an academic medical center in the Midwest. Strategies were identified based on their unique learning needs and a desire to instill safe infusion practices early in their nursing careers. (A Supplemental Video Abstract for this article is available at http://links.lww.com/JIN/A64.).
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 01/2015; 38(1):57-61. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000084
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    ABSTRACT: There are conflicting reports of the effect needleless intravenous access devices have on rates of catheter-related bloodstream infection. The aim of this study was to identify any differences between the rates of microbial ingress into 8 different devices following contamination. Each type of device was subjected to a 7-day clinical simulation that involved repeated microbial contamination of the injection site and decontamination followed by saline flushes. Significant differences in the number of microorganisms associated with each device were detected in the saline eluates. Three positive-displacement mechanical valves were associated with the ingress of significantly fewer microorganisms compared with other devices.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 01/2015; 38(1):18-25. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000082
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    ABSTRACT: The Infusion Nurses Society's Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice has treated pH as a critical factor in the decision-making process for vascular access device selection, stating that an infusate with a pH less than 5 or greater than 9 is not appropriate for short peripheral or midline catheters. Because of the Standards, drug pH is not an uncommon factor driving the decision for central vascular access. In this era of commitment to evidence-based practice, the pH recommendation requires reevaluation and a critical review of the research leading to infusate pH as a decisional factor. In this narrative literature review, historical and current research was appraised and synthesized for pH of intermittently delivered intravenous medications and the development of infusion thrombophlebitis. On the basis of this review, the authors conclude and assert that pH alone is not an evidence-based indication for central line placement.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 01/2015; 38(1):27-46. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000081
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    ABSTRACT: Using the Six Sigma quality improvement framework of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, nurses in the medical cardiac intensive care unit at a large academic medical center in the Midwest identified a gap in the quality of central line site care, evaluated the current state of site care, implemented an intervention to create an improvement in nursing performance of site care, quantified this improvement, and created a model for sustained quality control. Reasons for nonocclusive dressings were revealed and addressed. An unexpected benefit was found in a unifying sense of pride in improving patient care.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 01/2015; 38(1):48-55. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000088
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    ABSTRACT: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) account for a significant portion of hospital-acquired infections. Current research supports the use of chlorhexidine for site cleansing and staff education programs on infection-control practices to reduce CLABSI rates. This project evaluates the efficacy of implementing site cleaning policies and protocols and formal staff education in reducing CLABSI rates in a critical access hospital. Efficacy was measured by infection rates per 1000 catheter days through a retrospective chart review before and after implementation of a policy and protocol bundle and staff education.
    Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 01/2015; 38(1):63-8. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000076
  • Journal of infusion nursing: the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society 11/2014; 37(6):421-2. DOI:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000079