Catheter-Related Infections

Publication Title: 
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

We introduce a mindful evidence-based practice model to operationalize mindfulness to improve bedside infection prevention practices. Using catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention as an example, we illustrate how clinicians can be more mindful about appropriate catheter indications and timely catheter removal.

Author(s): 
Kiyoshi-Teo, Hiroko
Krein, Sarah L.
Saint, Sanjay
Publication Title: 
Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin, Germany)

BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) in infants is usually used when peritoneal dialysis (PD) has failed. We describe our experience with HD, outlining the morbidity, complications, and outcomes for infants weighing less than 10†kg managed with HD for more than 6†months over a 10-year period. METHODS: A retrospective review of the clinical notes was conducted to collect demographic information, anthropometric data, dietary history, site and form of vascular access, details of HD prescription, complications, and outcomes.

Author(s): 
Quinlan, Catherine
Bates, Marie
Sheils, Aishling
Dolan, Niamh
Riordan, Michael
Awan, Atif
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