September 2022

Antibiotic Stability Administered via Elastomeric Infusion Devices
As healthcare has shifted from inpatient to the medical home model, there has been an increase in the use of outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT). One modality that has allowed for the expanded use of OPAT is the elastomeric infusion pump. Learn more about a review that was posted on the stability of antibiotics administered via this method.


Drug, Endovascular Therapy Used to Improve Acute Ischemic Stroke Prognosis
Almost 90% of strokes are ischemic strokes. Large vessel occlusions (LVOs) account for one-quarter to almost one-half (24%-46%) of all acute ischemic strokes. Strokes secondary to LVOs are associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Investigators have been exploring the potential of combining both drug therapy and endovascular therapy in an effort to improve prognosis. Read more.

The Importance of Mixing Antibiotic Solutions During Preparation
One of the steps involved in preparing IV medications is the mixing of the drug and the IV solution. Failure to completely mix a drug can be considered a type of error, but does this affect the drug concentration being administered? Learn more about a study to examine the importance of the mixing step after medication addition to the infusion bag.

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