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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Paje D, Rogers MAM, Conlon A
Use of peripherally inserted central catheters in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease: a prospective cohort study.
Existing guidelines, including Choosing Wisely recommendations, endorse avoiding placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The purpose of this study was to describe the frequency of and characteristics associated with PICC use in hospitalized patients with stage 3b or greater CKD (glomerular filtration rate [GFR] <45 mL/min/1.73 m2).
Citation: Paje D, Rogers MAM, Conlon A . Use of peripherally inserted central catheters in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease: a prospective cohort study. Ann Intern Med 2019 Jul 2;171(1):10-18. doi: 10.7326/m18-2937..
Keywords: Kidney Disease and Health, Guidelines, Evidence-Based Practice, Patient Safety, Dialysis, Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)
Rangachari P, Madaio M, Rethemeyer RK
Role of communication content and frequency in enabling evidence-based practices.
The study sought to promote central line bundle (CLB) implementation in a medical ICU and a pediatric ICU through periodic quality improvement (QI) interventions over a 52-week period. It found that proactive communications increased by 68 percent in the MICU and 61 percent in the PICU. During the same timeframe, both units increased CLB adherence to 100 percent. Both units also demonstrated statistically significant declines in catheter days.
Citation: Rangachari P, Madaio M, Rethemeyer RK . Role of communication content and frequency in enabling evidence-based practices. Qual Manag Health Care 2014 Jan-Mar;23(1):43-58. doi: 10.1097/qmh.0000000000000017..
Keywords: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Communication, Evidence-Based Practice, Guidelines, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Quality of Care, Quality Improvement