APHON 35th Annual Conference and Exhibit

 
 
 

APHON 35th Annual Conference and Exhibit

 

Reasons behind low clinical trial enrollment in SCD

Jen Smith Read Article
Published: 10/04/11

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Sickle cell

Focus groups have helped to explain why pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) don't enroll in clinical trials of bone marrow transplant (BMT). Researchers found that patients and their guardians did not have sufficient access to information, viewed BMT as high-risk, and lacked trust in medical professionals. Nancy Atieno Omondi, of the National Marrow Donor Program, and her colleagues began this research by hosting 9 focus groups in 3 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas. The team... [Read Article]

Improving door-to-antibiotic time in pediatric FN

Jen Smith Read Article
Published: 09/22/11

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Intravenous bag

A research team at Cleveland Clinic has devised and implemented a protocol that greatly increased the efficiency of antibiotic administration for pediatric patients with febrile neutropenia. Meredith Lahl, RN, and her colleagues were able to reduce the average antibiotic administration time from 95 minutes to 15 minutes with their new protocol. Lahl discussed these results at the recent APHON 35th Annual Conference and Exhibit. [Read Article]

Understanding CLABSIs in pediatric oncology

Jen Smith Read Article
Published: 09/15/11

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Central venous
catheter equipment

A new study provides insight into characteristics of pediatric oncology patients who develop hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs). The research revealed that CLABSIs were highly associated with multilumen central venous catheters, neutropenia, and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Lauri A. Linder, PhD, APRN, presented this research at the APHON 35th Annual Conference and Exhibit. [Read Article]

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