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ICU Management

Making the MAGIC

2016 30 May

Guiding Vascular Access Selection for Intensive Care - a Summary of Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) Determining appropriateness for vascular access devices limits the risk of complications in critically ill patients. Michigan Appropriateness Guide to Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) establishes evidence-based indications as... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Executive Health Management

Early Detection System for Catheter Infections

2016 28 Apr

A research team led by the University of Bath has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients’ health and costs the NHS an estimated £120 million per year.  Urinary catheters are used in people who have difficulty passing urine naturally and are often used during or after surgery,... Read more

ICU Management

CLABSI Rates Cut with Catheter Maintenance Bundle

2016 07 Mar

Evaluation of a central catheter maintenance bundle developed to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) found that it led to decreased infection rates, according to a study published in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).The bundle comprises 14 items and has a 5 point checklist to monitor compliance.  In this study... Read more


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