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Air Embolism - A Brief Look

Air emboli are considered a never event by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Outside of a very particular set of natural occurring situations, the majority of reported Air Emboli occur within hospitals as a result of specific procedures. 143 more words

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A Look at Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections

A “central line” describes an intravascular catheter that terminates at or close to the heart or in one of the great vessels which is used for infusion, withdrawal of blood, or hemodynamic monitoring. 305 more words

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Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots

Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat – a risk factor for stroke – and blood clots in the lung, finds a large study published online in the journal Heart. 468 more words

Eulalia Callahan RN

IV Extravasation and At Risk Cancer Patients

Peripheral IV treatment is one of the most popular procedures performed in hospitals all over the world. Infusion therapy allows practitioners to utilize a patient’s peripheral veins as a straight forward distribution system. 258 more words

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No Link Seen Between Vaccines and Lupus


Recent vaccination was not associated with an increased risk for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a case-control study found.

A total of 21% of individuals who developed lupus had received any vaccine within the previous 2 years, as did 25.4% of controls, for an adjusted odds ratio (OR) of 0.9 (95% CI 0.5-1.5), according to… 446 more words

Eulalia Callahan RN