Katrina Diaz, Sean G Kelly, Barbara Smith, Preeti N Malani, John G Younger
Despite successful efforts to improve overall central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) rates, little is known about CLABSI rates or even central venous catheter insertion practices in the Emergency Department. We sought to determine the baseline CLABSI rate for Emergency Department-inserted central venous catheters and to describe indications for placement, duration of use, and the natural history of these devices.
February 2012: American Journal of Infection Control
Henry David, Joseph Shipp
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We compare the frequency of respiratory depression during emergency department procedural sedation with ketamine plus propofol versus propofol alone. Secondary outcomes are provider satisfaction, sedation quality, and total propofol dose. METHODS: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, healthy children and adults undergoing procedural sedation were pretreated with intravenous fentanyl and then randomized to receive either intravenous ketamine 0...
May 2011: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Christopher H LeMaster, Jeremiah D Schuur, Darshan Pandya, Daniel J Pallin, Jennifer Silvia, Deborah Yokoe, Ashish Agrawal, Peter C Hou
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI, hereafter referred to in this paper as "bloodstream infection") is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infection. To our knowledge, there are no previously published studies designed to determine the rate of bloodstream infection among central venous catheters placed in the emergency department (ED). We design a retrospective chart review methodology to determine bloodstream infection and duration of catheterization for central venous catheters placed in the ED...
November 2010: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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