Mastisol ≠ Medical Adhesive – Related Skin Injury (MARSI)

The Importance of Skin Integrity Maintaining skin integrity is an important part of infection prevention throughout patient care. Skin is the body’s first line of defense, acting as a barrier to prevent harmful bacteria from entering the body. When this barrier is disrupted, pathogens can enter through the site of injury and cause infections.1 Skin…

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The BEST Endotracheal Tube Securement Method is Revealed

The BEST Endotracheal Tube (ETT) Securement Method is RevealedEndotracheal Tube (ETT) Stabilization Endotracheal intubation is a common lifesaving procedure. ETT placement can occur in operating rooms, intensive care units (ICUs), or emergency departments. It is important to ensure ETTs are properly secured to prevent displacement.1 ETT dislodgment can lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as…

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Midline Catheters: Past Present and Future

Midline Catheters: Past, Present and Future Midline catheters are multi-faceted devices that offer the potential for reduced complication rates compared to other vascular access options. Midline catheters may be appropriate for venous access in patients who: Need prolonged IV therapy Have challenging vascular anatomy due to age or medical history Recent dynamics in the healthcare…

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LifeBubble Demonstrates Significantly Lower Rates of Umbilical Catheter Malposition Compared to Standard Adhesive Methods of Securement

The Consequences of Umbilical Catheter Migration and Malposition Umbilical catheters (UCs) are a fundamental component of patient care, used to centrally administer medication and nutrition to infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Yet, these commonly used devices have an average migration rate of over 33% when coupled with standard adhesive securement methods.1 UC migration…

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Wednesday Workshop Summary: Stop Struggling with Vascular Access Device Outcomes

Vascular Access is the most prevalent invasive medical procedure. While serious consequences can occur with this common procedure, ensuring optimal outcomes is possible. Matthew Gibson, RN, CRNI, VA-BC, CPUI recently presented a three-part Wednesday Workshop series, “Stop Struggling with Vascular Access Device Outcomes”. It is Matt’s mission to improve vascular access and infusion practices and…

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New Evidence on Improving Driveline Dressing Durability

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Associated Complications LVADs are the standard of care for patients with advanced heart failure. LVAD placement is a relatively common procedure, with more than 2,000 LVAD implants recorded each year over the past ten years in the United States alone.1 Complications that LVAD patients may experience during treatment include severe…

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3 Questions with Jon Bell, RN, MSN, VA-BC

3 Questions with Jon Bell, RN, MSN, VA-BC 3 Questions With… features some of the finest thought leaders in healthcare specialties such as Infection Prevention, Vascular Access, Surgical Care and more. These experts answer questions on the latest insights, evidence and current practices. For our newest “3 Questions With…” vlog, Eloquest Healthcare is proud to…

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The Science of Superior Securement: Dislodgement Reduction

Vascular Access Device Securement and Dislodgement Most patients will require some form of vascular access care during their hospital stay. In fact, it has been reported that intravenous (IV) access is needed for 60%-90% of acute care patients seen across the nation.1 Best practice guidelines are followed to maximize quality of patient care. These guidelines…

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