Safety is in the details

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Infection control

Making Health Care Safer II
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Intravascular Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection
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What is the predominant source of intravascular catheter infections?
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Catheter related blood stream infections.
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Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections.
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MarvelousTM - Elcam Medical’s Innovative Minimal Residual Volume Luer-Activated Stopcock
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Reducing the Risk of Stopcock Colonization in the OR and ICU with Marvelous™
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Needlestick injury

Hazards - Needlestick/Sharps Injuries
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World Health Organization - preventing needlestick injuries
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American Nurses Association – Safe Needles Save Lifes – fact sheet
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Needlestick statistics
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CDC: Preventing Needlesticks and Other Sharps Injuries
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Decreasing Central Line Infections and Needlestick Injury Rates
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Medication errors & drug incompatibility

FDA : Medication Errors
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Drug-related problems in hospitals
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Residual anaesthesia drugs in intravenous lines – a silent threat?
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AJHP: Standardization of infusion solutions to reduce the risk of incompatibility
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Prevention of Intravenous Drug Incompatibilities in an Intensive Care Unit
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Exposure to Blood and Drugs

Underreporting of blood and body fluid exposures among health care students and trainees in the acute care setting: a 2007 survey.
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2009 EPINet Report: Blood and Body Fluid Exposures. International Healthcare Worker Safety Center University of Virginia
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NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings, 2014.
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Air embolism, Disconnections and Misconnections

Vascular air embolism
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SPEAKING OF STANDARDS: Reducing the Risk of Air Embolism
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Venous Air Embolism
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Air Embolism through Central Venous Catheters
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Luer Connector Misconnections: Under-Recognized but Potentially Dangerous Events; A Patient Safety Webcast Sponsored by FDA’s
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Safety Considerations for 510(k) Submissions to Mitigate the Risks of Misconnections with Small-bore Connectors Intended for Enteral Applications
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