Articles tagged "central lines"

The subclavian vein may be the preferred location over IJ and Femoral Locations for Central Line Placement

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

This prospective randomized study of complications related to central line location favors subclavian lines over internal jugular lines and femoral lines.

Summary of Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment in 2017

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines have just been released and summarize the current international guidelines for the management of patients with sepsis and septic shock

Antimicrobial impregnated caps decrease the rate of catheter-related bloodstream infections

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Antimicrobial impregnated caps on IV ports reduce the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections in a high-risk cancer unit

Simulation Based Training Improves Airway Management Skills

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Simulation-based procedural training has been shown to improve procedural competence, safety, operator confidence and most importantly patient safety for every bedside procedure studied. Now, a new systematic review and meta-analysis confirms that simulation-based training in airway management improves procedural competence with direct laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, video laryngoscopy, laryngeal mask airway insertion, and King tube airway insertion.