Our Publications

2020

Massey, D. Craswell, A. Ray-Barruel, G. Ullman, A. Marsh, N. Wallis, M. Cooke, M. Undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of the current content and pedagogical approaches used in PIVC education. A qualitative, descriptive study. Nurse Education Today. Vol 94, November, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104577.

Keogh S, Shelverton C, Flynn J, Mihala G, Mathew S, Davies KM, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Implementation and evaluation of short peripheral intravenous catheter flushing guidelines: a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial. BMC Medicine. Vol 18, No 252, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01728-1.

Gavin N, Kleidon T, Larsen E, O'Brien C, Ullman A, Northfield S, Mihala G, Runnegar N, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Innovation in peripherally inserted central catheter designs: a feasibility randomized controlled trial. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Sept 2020.

Moureau N, Gilbert GE. Survey of Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Intravenous Practices: A Report of Supply Usage and Variability Between Clinical Roles and Departments. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2309/JAVA-D-20-00021

Mason MF, Wallis M, Lord B, Barr N. Prehospital use of peripheral intravenous catheters and intraosseous devices: An integrative literature review of current practices and issues. Australasian Emergency Care, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.auec.2020.06.004.

Indarwati F, Mathew S, Munday J, Keogh S. Incidence of peripheral intravenous catheter failure and complications in paediatric patients: Systematic review and meta analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol 102, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103488

Rickard CM, Flynn J, Larsen E, Mihala G, Playford EG, Shaw J, Keogh S, Ullman A, Zhang L, Gavin N, Kleidon T, Chopra V, McCarthy S, Rocha PK, Marsh N. Needleless connector decontamination for prevention of central venous access device infection: a pilot randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Infection Control, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.07.026.

Takashima M, Cooke M, DeVries M, Kleidon TM,  Alexandrou E, Chopra V, Rickard CM. An Implementation Framework for the Clinically Indicated Removal Policy for Peripheral Intravenous Catheters. J Nurs Care Qual Vol. 00, No. 00, pp. 18. Published ahead of print: August 18, 2020. DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000507.

Ullman AJ, Condon P, Edwards R, Gibson V, Takashima M, Schults J, Dean A, Cattanach P, Nicholls W, Osborne S, Rickard CM, Cooke M, Kleidon T. Prevention of occlusion of cEnTral lInes for children with cancer: An implementation study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.15067.

Larsen EN, Marsh N, O'Brien C, Monteagle E, Friese C, Rickard CM. Inherent and modifiable risk factors for peripheral venous catheter failure during cancer treatment: a prospective cohort study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00520-020-05643-2.

Jacob, A, Coventry, L, Davies, H, Jacob, E. Are current clinical guidelines on the use of Peripheral Intravenous Cannula for blood draws supported by evidence? An organizational case study. Nursing Open, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.559.

Larsen EN, Corley A, Mitchell M, Lye I, Powell M, Tom S, Mihala G, Ullman AJ, Gibson V; Marsh N, Kleidon TM, Rapchuk IL, Rickard CM. A pilot randomised controlled trial of dressing and securement methods to prevent arterial catheter failure in intensive care. Australian Critical Care, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2020.05.004.

Nye, M. Sweeny, A, Watkins, S. Ingold, J. Sharwood, P. Difficult vascular access in hospitalised patients: delays to treatment, cannulation attempts, and use of ultrasound. Journal of Vascular Access, Vol 6, No 1, 2020. DOI: 10.33235/va.6.1.5-9.

Kleidon T, Rickard CM, Gibson V, Mihala G, Schults JA, Xu HG, Bauer MJ, Marsh N, Larsen EN, Cattanach P, Ullman A. Smile - Secure My Intravenous Line Effectively: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Securement in Paediatrics. Journal of Tissue Viability, Vol 29, No 2, 2020. DOI:10.1016/j.jtv.2020.03.006

Higgins M, Zhang L, Ford R, Brownlie J, Kleidon T, Rickard CM, Ullman A. The Microbial Biofilm Composition on Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Comparison of Polyurethane and Hydrophobic Catheters Collected From Paediatric Patients. The Journal of Vascular Access, 2020. DOI:10.1177/1129729820932423

McBride CA, Rivard DC. Vascular Access for Children Needing Procedures. Pediatrics Jun 2020, 145 (Supplement 3) S288-S289; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3474K.

Kleidon TM, Doellman D, Pitts S, Stranz M. Vascular Access by Specialists. Pediatrics Jun 2020, 145 (Supplement 3) S285-S287; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3474J.

Paterson RS, Chopra V, Brown E, Kleidon TM, Cooke M, Rickard CM, Bernstein SJ, Ullman AJ. Selection and Insertion of Vascular Access Devices in Pediatrics: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics Jun 2020, 145 (Supplement 3) S243-S268; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3474H.

Ullman AJ, Chopra V, Brown E, Kleidon T, Cooke M, Rickard CM, Bernstein SJ. Developing Appropriateness Criteria for Pediatric Vascular Access. Pediatrics Jun 2020, 145 (Supplement 3) S233-S242; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3474G.

Ullman A, Chopra V. Developing Pediatric Appropriateness Criteria for Intravenous Catheters. Pediatrics Jun 2020, 145 (Supplement 3) S231-S233; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3474F.

Ullman AJ, Bernstein SJ, Brown E, Aiyagari R, Doellman D, Faustino EVS, Gore B, Jacobs JP, Jaffray J, Kleidon T, Mahajan PV, McBride CA, Morton K, Pitts S, Prentice E, Rivard DC, Shaughnessy E, Stranz M, Wolf J, Cooper DS, Cooke M, Rickard CM, Chopra V. The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters in Pediatrics: miniMAGIC. Pediatrics, Jun 2020, 145 (Supplement 3) S269-S284; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2019-3474I .

Slater K, Cooke M, Fullerton F, Whitby M, Hay J, Lingard S, Douglas J, Rickard CM. Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Needleless Connector Decontamination study-Randomized Controlled Trial. American Journal of Infection Control, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.11.030.

Marsh N, Larsen E, Flynn J, O'Brien C, Kleidon T, Groom P, Hewer B, Rickard CM. The MIDLINE trial Managing intravenous devices among patients with limited vascular access or prolonged therapy: a pilot randomised control trial protocol. Vascular Access, Vol 6, No 1, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33235/va.6.1.20-24.

Marsh N, Larsen E, Webster J, Cooke M, Rickard CM. The benefit of a vascular access specialist placing a peripheral intravenous catheter: a narrative review of the literature. Vascular Access, Vol 6, No 1, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33235/va.6.1.10-15.

Larsen E, Byrnes J, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Patient-reported outcome and experience measures for peripheral venous catheters: A scoping review. Vascular Access, Vol 14, No 1, 2020. 

DeVries M. Improving Patient Safety. Editorial. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 29, No 8 (IV Therapy Supplement), 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.8.S3t.

Marsh N, Larsen E, Tapp S, Sommerville M, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Management of Hospital In The Home (HITH) Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Home Health Care Management & Practice, Vol 32, No 1, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1084822319873334.

Moureau N. Establishing Vascular Access Teams for Patient Safety. Infusion & Vascular Access. https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/infusion-vascular-access/establishing-vascular-access-teams-patient-safety

Archer-Jones A, Sweeny A, Schults JA, Rickard CM, Johnson L, Gunter A, Watkins S. Evaluating an ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannulation training program for emergency clinicians: An Australian perspective. Australasian Emergency Care, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.auec.2019.12.008.

Vendramim P, Machado AF, Rickard CM, Pedreira MG. The RESPECT trial - Replacement of peripheral intravenous catheters according to clinical reasons or every 96 hours: a randomized, controlled, non-inferiority trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol 107, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103504.

Pearse BL, Keogh S, Rickard CM, Faulke DJ, Smith I, Wall D, McDonald C, Fung YL. Bleeding Management Practices of Australian Cardiac Surgeons, Anesthesiologists and Perfusionists: A Cross-Sectional National Survey Incorporating the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) and COM-B Model. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, Vol 13, 2020. DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S232888.

Ullman AJ, Takashima M, Kleidon T, Ray-Barruel G, Alexandrou E, Rickard CM. Global pediatric peripheral intravenous catheter practice and performance: A secondary analysis of 4206 catheters. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Vol 50, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2019.09.023.

Schults JA, Woods C, Cooke M, Kleidon T, Marsh N, Ray-Barruel G, Rickard CM. Healthcare practitioner perspectives and experiences regarding vascular access device data: An exploratory study. International Journal of Healthcare Management, 2020. DOI:10.1080/20479700.2020.1721750.

Ray-Barruel G, Cooke M, Chopra V, Mitchell M, Rickard CM. The I-DECIDED clinical decision-making tool for peripheral intravenous catheter assessment and safe removal: a clinimetric evaluation. BMJ Open, Vol 10, 2020. e035239. DOI: tp://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/1/e035239.abstract.

2019

Corley A, Ullman AJ, Mihala G, Ray-Barruel G, Alexandrou E, Rickard CM. Peripheral intravenous catheter dressing and securement practice is associated with site complications and suboptimal dressing integrity: A secondary analysis of 40,637 catheters. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol 100, 2019. DOI: Doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.103409.

Lye I, Corley A, Rickard CM, Marsh N. Removal versus retention of vascular access devices (VADs) suspected of infection in the intensive care unit (ICU): a narrative review of the literature. Vascular Access, Vol 5, No 2, 2019. DOI: 10.33235/va.5.2.42-48. 

Burns K, McBride C, Patel B, FitzGerald G, Mathews S, Drennan J. Creating Consumer-Generated Health Data: Interviews and a Pilot Trial Exploring How and Why Patients EngageJournal of Medical Internet Research, Vol. 21, No 6, 2019. DOI: 10.2196/12367.

Ullman AJ, Kleidon TM, Turner K, Gibson V, Dean A, Cattanach P, et al. Skin Complications Associated With Pediatric Central Venous Access Devices: Prevalence, Incidence, and Risk. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, Vol 36, No 5, 2019. DOI: 10.1177/1043454219849572.

Hovik LH, Gjeilo KH, Lydersen S, Rickard CM, Rotvold B, Damas JK, et al. Monitoring quality of care for peripheral intravenous catheters; feasibility and reliability of the peripheral intravenous catheters mini questionnaire (PIVC-miniQ). BMC health services research, Vol 19, No 636, 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-019-4497-z. 

Mitchell M, Ullman AJ, Takashima M, Davis C, Mihala G, Powell M, Gibson V, Zhang L, Bauer M, Playford EG, Rickard CM: Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness: the CASCADE pilot randomised controlled trial in adult intensive care. Australian Critical Care, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2019.10.002.

Lye I, Corley A, Rickard CM, Marsh N. Removal versus retention of vascular access devices (VADs) suspected of infection in the intensive care unit (ICU): a narrative review of the literature. Vascular Access, Vol 6, No 1, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33235/va.5.2.42-48.

Ullman AJ, Xu H, Mitchell A, Doyle R, Kleidon T, Rickard C, et al. Paediatric nursing research in Australia: A descriptive survey. Collegian, Vol 27, No 1, 2019. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2019.05.005.

Schults JA, Kleidon T, Petsky HL, Stone R, Schoutrop J, Ullman AJ. Peripherally inserted central catheter design and material for reducing catheter failure and complications. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol 2019, No 7, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013366.

Davies H, Coventry LL, Jacob A, Stoneman L, Jacob E. Blood sampling through peripheral intravenous cannulas: A look at current practice in Australia.Collegian, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colegn.2019.07.010.

Ullman AJ, Long D, Williams T, Pearson K, Mihala G, Mattke AC, Macfarlane F, Rickard CM. Innovation in Central Venous Access Device Security: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial in Pediatric Critical Care. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Vol 20, No 10, 2019. DOI: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002059.

Schults J, Rickard CM, Kleidon T, Paterson R, Macfarlane F, Ullman A. Difficult Peripheral Venous Access in Children: An International Survey and Critical Appraisal of Assessment Tools and Escalation Pathways. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Vol 51, No 5, 2019.
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Ullman AJ, Bulmer AC, Dargaville TR, Rickard CM, Chopra V. Antithrombogenic peripherally inserted central catheters: overview of efficacy and safety. Expert review of medical devices, Vol 16, No 1, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/17434440.2019.1555466.

Frost S, Hou Y, Lombardo L, Metcalfe L, Lynch J, Hunt L, Alexandrou E, Brennan K, Sanchez D, Aneman A, Christensen M. Evidence for the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients: a trial sequential meta-analysis. BMC Infectious Diseases, Vol 18, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-018-3521-y. 

Dickson H, Flynn O, West D, Alexandrou E, Mifflin N, Malone M. A Cluster of Failures of Midline Catheters in a Hospital in the Home Program: A Retrospective Analysis. Journal of Infusion Nursing, Vol 42, No 4, 2019. DOI: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000330. 

Webster J, Ray-Barruel G, Rickard CM, Marsh N, Mihalia G, Alexandrou E. "Just in case". Use of large-bore peripheral intravenous catheters in parturient women: A global study. Vascular Access, Vol 5, No 1, 2019. DOI: 10.33235/va.5.1.4-7. 

Kleidon TM, Rickard CM, Schults JA, Mihala G, McBride CA, Rudkin J, Chaseling B, Ullman AJ. Development of a paediatric central venous access device database: A retrospective cohort study of practice evolution and risk factors for device failureJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Vol 56, No 2, 2019. DOI:10.1111/jpc.14600.

Katsoulas T, Kapritsou M, Alexandrou E, Bastaki M, Giannakopoulou M, Kiekkas P, Stafylarakis E, Konstantinou EA. Peripherally inserted central catheter ports: A vascular access specialist's systematic approach. Journal of Vascular Nursing, Vol 37, No 2, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvn.2019.03.001.

Coventry L, Jacob A, Davies H, Stoneman L, Keogh S, Jacob E, Drawing blood from peripheral intravenous cannula compared with venepuncture: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol 75, No 11, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14078.

Choudhury MdA, Sidjabat HE, Zowawi HM, Marsh N, Larsen E, Runnegar N, Paterson DL, McMillan DJ, Rickard CM. Skin colonization at peripheral intravenous catheter insertion sites increases the risk of catheter colonization and infection. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 47, No 12, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.06.002.

Hawthorn A, Bulmer AC, Mosawy S, Keogh S. Implications for maintaining vascular access device patency and performance: Application of science to practice. The Journal of Vascular Access, Vol 20, No 5, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1129729818820200.

Ray-Barruel G, Woods C, Larsen EN, Marsh N, Ullman AJ, Rickard CM. Nurses' decision-making about intravenous administration set replacement: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol 28, No 21-22, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14979.

Moureau N. Better Barriers and Standardized Protocols: Improving UGPIV Safety. ICT October 2019 www.infectioncontroltoday.com

Ray-Barruel G, Xu H, Marsh N, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Effectiveness of insertion and maintenance bundles in preventing peripheral intravenous catheter-related complications and bloodstream infection in hospital patients: A systematic review. Infection, Disease & Health, Vol 24, No 3, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idh.2019.03.001.

Ullman AJ, Kleidon TM, Turner K, Gibson V, Dean A, Cattanach P, Rickard CM.Skin Complications Associated With Pediatric Central Venous Access Devices: Prevalence, Incidence, and Risk. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, Vol 36, No 5, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1043454219849572.

Coventry L, Hosking JM, Chan DT, Coral E, Lim WH, Towell-Barnard A, Twigg DE, Rickard CM. Variables associated with successful vascular access cannulation in hemodialysis patients: a prospective cohort study. BMC Nephrology, Vol 20, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12882-019-1373-3.

Kaur P, Rickard CM, Domer GS, Glover KR. Dangers of peripheral intravenous catheterization: The forgotten tourniquet and other patient safety considerations. Provisional Chapter. Vignettes in Patient Safety - Volume 4, 2019. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83854.

DeVries M. Revisiting CLABSI prevention strategies: Part 1. Follow the basics to keep your patients safe. American Nurse Today, Vol 14, No 5, 2019. 

DeVries M, Lee J, Hoffman L. Infection free midline catheter implementation at a community hospital (2 years). American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 47, No 9, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.03.001.

August D, Ullman AJ, Rickard CM, New K. Peripheral intravenous catheter practices in Australian and New Zealand neonatal units: A cross-sectional survey. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, Vol 25, No 5, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2019.03.002. 

Ray-Barruel G. Challenging the status quo: Time to adopt the "80% sure" principle? Vascular Access, Vol 5, No 1, 2019. DOI https://doi.org/10.33235/va.5.1.2.

Larsen E, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Peripheral venous catheter dressings- comparing the old with the new. Hospital+Healthcare, 2019.

Kleidon TM, Keogh, Flynn J, Schults J, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Flushing of peripheral intravenous catheters: A pilot, factorial, randomised controlled trial of high versus low frequency and volume in paediatrics. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Vol 56, No 2, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.14482.

Schults JA, Long D, Pearson K, Takashima M, Baveas T, Schlapbach LJ, Macfarlane F, Ullman AJ. Insertion, management, and complications associated with arterial catheters in paediatric intensive care: A clinical audit. Australian Critical Care, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2019.05.003.

Keogh S, Mathew S. Peripheral intravenous catheters: A review of guidelines and research. Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2019. 

Flynn J, Larsen E, Keogh S, Ullman AJ, Rickard CM. Methods for microbial needleless connector decontamination: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 47, No 8, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.002.

Lee Steere, Cheryl Ficara, Michael Davis, Nancy Moureau; Reaching One Peripheral Intravenous Catheter (PIVC) Per Patient Visit With Lean Multimodal Strategy: the PIV5Rights Bundle. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access 1 September 2019; 24 (3): 3143. doi: https://doi.org/10.2309/j.java.2019.003.004

Carr PJ, Rippey JCR, Cooke ML, Higgins NS, Trevenen ML, Foale A, et al. Derivation of a clinical decision-making aid to improve the insertion of clinically indicated peripheral intravenous catheters and promote vessel health preservation. An observational study. PLoS ONE, Vol 14, No 3, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0213923.

Flynn J, Larsen E, Keogh S, Ullman A, Rickard C. Response to the Letter to the Editor regarding "Methods for microbial needleless connector decontamination: A systematic review and meta-analysis". American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 47, No 12, 2019. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.07.002.

Clark JE, Graham N, Kleidon T, Ullman AJ. Taurolidine-Citrate Line Locks Prevent Recurrent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Pediatric PatientsThe Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol 38, No 1, 2019. DOI:10.1097/inf.0000000000002191.

Slater K, Cooke M, Scanlan E,Rickard CM. Hand hygiene and needleless connector decontamination for peripheral intravenous catheter caretime and motion observational study. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 47, No 8, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.01.022

Kleidon TM, Cattanach P, Mihala G, Ullman AJ. Implementation of a paediatric peripheral intravenous catheter care bundle: A quality improvement initiativeJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Vol 55, No 10, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.14384.

Schults JA, Rickard CM, Kleidon T, Hughes R, Macfarlane F, Hung J, Ullman AJ. Building a Global, Pediatric Vascular Access Registry: A Scoping Review of Trial Outcomes and Quality Indicators to Inform Evidence-Based PracticeWorldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, Vol 16, No 1, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/wvn.12339.

2018

Takashima M, Schults J, Mihala G, Corley A, Ullman A. Complication and Failures of Central Vascular Access Device in Adult Critical Care Settings. Critical Care Medicine, Vol 46, No 12, 2018. DOI:10.1097/ccm.0000000000003370.

Ullman AJ, Mihala G, O'Leary K, Marsh N, Woods C, Bugden S,Rickard CM. Skin complications associated with vascular access devices: A secondary analysis of 13 studies involving 10,859 devices. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol 91, 2018. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.10.006.

Larsen E, Gavin N, Marsh N, Rickard C, Runnegar N, Webster J. A systematic review of central-lineassociated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) diagnostic reliability and error. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Vol 40, No 10, 2019. DOI:10.1017/ice.2019.205.

Ullman AJ, Bulmer AC, Dargaville TR, Rickard CM, Chopra V. Anti-thrombogenic peripherally inserted central catheters: Overview of efficacy and safety. Expert Review of Medical Devices, Vol 16, No 1, 2018. DOI: 10.1080/17434440.2019.1555466. 

Moureau N, March N, Zhang L, Bauer M, Larsen E, Mihala G, Corley A, Lye I, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Evaluation of Skin Colonisation And Placement of vascular access device Exit sites (ESCAPE Study). Journal of Infection Prevention, Vol 20, No 1, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1757177418805836.

Walker R, Ray-Barruel G. Australian team fosters global nursing research. QNMU In-scope, 2018.

Ray-Barruel G. Mark your calendars! Editorial. Vascular Access, 2018.

Ray-Barruel G. Editorial. Vascular Access, 2018

Cooke M, Ullman AJ, Ray-Barruel G, Wallis M, Corley A, Rickard CM. Not "just" an intravenous line: Consumer perspectives on peripheral intravenous cannulation (PIVC). An international cross-sectional survey of 25 countries. PLoS One, 2018. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0193436.

Marsh N, Larsen E, Genzel J, Mihala G, Ullman A, Kleidon T, Cadigan S, Rickard CM. A novel integrated dressing to secure peripheral intravenous catheters in an adult acute hospital: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, Vol 19, No 596, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2985-9.

Marsh N, Webster J, Larsen E, Genzel J, Cooke M, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Expert versus generalist inserters for peripheral intravenous catheter insertion: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, Vol 19, No 564, 2018. DOI:10.1186/s13063-018-2946-3.

Ullman AJ, Mihala G, O'Leary K, Marsh N, Woods C, Bugden S, Rickard CM. Skin complications associated with vascular access devices: A secondary analysis of 13 studies involving 10,859 devices. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Vol 91, 2018. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.10.006.

Cooke M. PIV Care: What you do (or don't do) matters to patients. InScope, 2018.

Choden J, Carr PJ, Brock AR, Esterman A. Nurse performed peripheral intravenous catheter first time insertion success in pediatric patients in Bhutan: An observational study. Journal of Vascular Access, Vol 20, No 2, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1129729818792826.

Moureau NL, Carr PJ. Vessel Health and Preservation: a model and clinical pathway for using vascular access devices. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 27, No 8, 2018. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.8.S28.

Carr PJ, Rippey JCR, Cooke ML. Michelle L Trevenen, Higgins N, Foale AS, Rickard CM. Factors associated with peripheral intravenous cannulation firsttime insertion success in the emergency department. A multicentre prospective cohort analysis of patient, clinician and product characteristics. BMJ Open, Vol 9, 2019. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022278.

Piper R, Carr PJ, Kelsey L, Bulmer A, Keogh S, Doyle B. The mechanistic causes of peripheral intravenous catheter failure based on a parametric computational study. Scientific Reports- Nature, Vol 8, No 3441, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21617-1.

Ullman AJ, Dargaville TR, Rickard CM. Tissue adhesive and chlorhexidine gluconate interaction: Implications for vascular access device securement. The Journal of Vascular Access, Vol 20, No 2, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1129729818801299.

Carr P, Rippey JL, Cooke M, Higgins N, Trevenen M, Foale A, Rickard C. From insertion to removal: A multicenter survival analysis of an admitted cohort with peripheral intravenous catheters inserted in the emergency department. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Vol 39, No 10, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.190.

Tuffaha HW, Marsh M, Byrnes J, Nicole Gavin N, Joan Webster J, Cooke M, Rickard  CM. Cost of vascular access devices in public hospitals in Queensland. Australian Health Review, Vol 43, No 5, 2018. DOI.:10.1071/AH18102. 

Reynolds H, Ullman AJ, Culwick MD, Mihala G, Alexandrou E, Schults JA, Rickard CM.  Dressings and securement devices to prevent complications for peripheral arterial catheters (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol 5, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013023.

Mihala G, Ray-Barruel G, Chopra V, Webster J, Wallis M, Marsh N, McGrail M, Rickard CM. Phlebitis signs and symptoms with peripheral intravenous catheters.  Journal of Infusion Nursing, Vol 41, No 4, 2018. DOI:10.1097/NZN.0000000000000288.

Ostroff M, Moureau N, Ismail M. Review and Case Studies of Midthigh Femoral Central Venous Catheter Placement. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access Volume 23, Issue 3, September 2018, Pages 167-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.java.2018.06.004

Rickard CM, Marsh N, Webster J, Runnegar N, Larsen E, McGrail MR, Fullerton F, Bettington E, Whitty JA, Choudhury M, Tuffaha H, Corley A, McMillan D, Fraser JF, Marshall AP, Playford G. Dressings and securements for the prevention of peripheral intravenous catheter failure in adults (SAVE): a pragmatic, randomised controlled, superiority trial.  The Lancet, Vol 392, No 10145, 2018. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31380-1.

Slater K, Fullerton F, Cooke M, Snell S, Rickard CM. Needleless connector drying time-how long does it take? American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 46, No 9, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.05.007. 

Rickard CM, Ullman AJ. Bloodstream infection and occlusion of central venous catheters in children.The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol 18, No 8, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30267-6.  

Alexandrou E, Ray-Barruel G, Carr PJ, Frost SA, Inwood S, Higgins N, Lin F, Alberto L, Mermel L, Rickard CM, OMG Study Group. Use of short peripheral intravenous catheters: characteristics, management, and outcomes worldwide. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2018. DOI: 10.12788/jhm.3039.  
Appendix_2_study_recruitment_collaborators  Appendix 3 Number_of_hospitals_and_pivcs_assessed  
Appendix_4-1_-_pivc_dressing_gauze_tape  Appendix_4-2_-_compromised_pivc_dressings  Appendix_4-3_-_symptoms_of_phlebitis  
Appendix_4-4_-_other_signs_of_pivc_malfunction  Appendix_4-5_-_idle_pivcs  Appendix_4-6_-_no_documented_pivc_insertion_date_or_time
  Appendix_4_-_pivc_dressing_non_sterile_tape

Ray-Barruel G, Cooke M, Mitchell M, Chopra V, & Rickard CM. Implementing the I-DECIDED clinical decision-making tool for peripheral intravenous catheter assessment and safe removal: protocol for an interrupted time-series study. BMJ Open, Vol 8, No 6, 2018. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021290. 

Alexandrou E, Ray-Barruel G, Carr PJ, Frost SA, Inwood S, Higgins N, Lin F, Alberto L, Mermel L, Rickard CM, OMG Study Group. Use of short peripheral intravenous catheters: characteristics, management, and outcomes worldwide. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 13, No 5, 2018. DOI: 10.12788/jhm.3039.  

Castillo MI, Larsen E, Cooke M,  Marsh NM, Wallis MC, Finucane J, Brown P, Mihala G, Carr PJ, Byrnes J, Walker R, Cable P, Zhang L, Sear C, Jackson G, Rowsome A, Ryan A, Humphries JC, Sivyer S, Flanigan K, Rickard CM. Integrated versus nOn-integrated Peripheral inTravenous catheter. Which Is the most clinical and cost-effective systeM for peripheral intravenoUs catheter Management? (The OPTIMUM study): A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMJ Open, Vol 8, 2018. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019916.

Corley A, Rolls K. Tissue adhesive for vascular access devices: who, what, where and when. InScope, 2018.

Kleidon T, Rolls K. Novel dressing and securement techniques for PICC in paediatrics. InScope, 2018.

Zhao DY, Brownlie J, Wells T, Zhang L. The impact of biofilms on intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infection and antimicrobial resistance. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 1, 2017. ISSN: 2204­9762.

Alexandrou E, Mifflin N, McManus C, Sou V, Frost SA. Extended dwell peripheral catheters in patients with difficult venous access: Comparison of a peripheral intravenous catheter and midline catheter. Vascular Access, Vol 4, No 1, 2018. 

Ray-Barruel G, Rickard CM. Helping nurses help PIVCs: decision aids for daily assessment and maintenance. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 27, No 8, 2018. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.8.S12.

Reynolds H, Ullman AJ, Culwick MD, Mihala G, Alexandrou E, Schults JA, Rickard CM. Dressings and securement devices to prevent complications for peripheral arterial catheters. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol 5, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013023.

Woods C, Ray-Barruel G, Marsh N, Flynn J, Larsen E, Rickard CM. Registered nurses' experiences of using four methods of periferal intravenous catheter dressings and securement during a randomised controlled trial. A survey. Vascular Access, Vol 4, No 1, 2018.

Takashima M, Gavin NC, Larsen EN, Northfield S, Mihala G, Corley A, Ziegenfuss M, Rickard CM. Building a central vascular access device registry in an adult intensive care unit: feasibility study. Vascular Access, Vol 4, No 1, 2018.

Woodward Z, Brooks P, Morris-Smith B, Wallis M, Ogbourne S. Adsorption and Leachable Contamination of Flucloxacillin, Cyclosporin and Amiodarone Following Delivery Through an Intravenous Administration Set. Pharmaceutical Research, Vol 35, No 121, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s11095-018-2409-2. 

Flynn J, Slater K, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Needleless connector decontamination: To use, or not to use, chlorhexidine?  American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 46, No 8, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.003.

Webster J, Northfield S, Larsen EN, Marsh N, Rickard CM, Chan RJ. Insertion site assessment of peripherally inserted central catheters: Inter-observer agreement between nurses and inpatients. Journal of Vascular Access, Vol 19, No 4, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1129729818757965.

Hawkins T, Greenslade JH, Suna J, Williams J, Rickard CM, Jensen M, Donohue M, Cho E, Van Hise C, Egerton-Warburton D, Cullen L. CME Information: Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Insertion and Use in the Emergency Department: an Intervention Study. Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol 25, No 1, 2018.

Carr PJ, Higgins NS, Cooke ML, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Vascular access specialist teams for device insertion and prevention of failure. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, No 3, 2018. DOI: 0.1002/14651858.CD011429.pub2

Pearse BL, Rickard CM, Keogh S, Fung YL. A retrospective explanatory case study of the implementation of a bleeding management quality initiative, in an Australian cardiac surgery unit. Australian Critical Care, Vol 32, No 2, 2018, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2018.01.001.

Marsh N, Webster J, Larsen E, Cooke M, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Observational study of peripheral intravenous catheter outcomes in adult hospitalised patients - a multivariable analysis of peripheral catheter failure. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 13, No 2, 2018. DOI:10.12788/jhm.2867

Kleidon P, Ullman A, Chaseline B, Schoutrop J, Zhang L, Mihala G, Rickard CM. How does your PICCOMPARE?  A pilot randomized controlled trial comparing various PICC materials in pediatrics. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 13, No 8, 2018. DOI: 10.12788/jhm.2911.

Gavin N, Button E, Castillo MI, Ray-Barruel G, Keogh S, McMillan D, Rickard CM. Does a dedicated lumen for parenteral nutrition administration reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections? A systematic literature review. Journal of Infusion Nursing, Vol 41, No 2, 2018. DOI: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000270.

Gavin N, McMillan D, Keogh S, Choudhury MA, Ray-Barruel G, Rickard CM. The effect of delaying replacement of parenteral nutrition intravenous administration sets: Pre-clinical experiments and a dynamic laboratory model of microbial colonisation. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Vol 42, No 6, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/jpen.1039. 

2017

Ullman, AJ, Ray-Barruel G, Rickard CM, Cooke M. Clinical audits to improve critical care: Part 1 Prepare and collect data. Australian Critical Care, Vol 31, No 2, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.aucc.2017.04.003.

Webster J, Larsen E, Marsh N. Antimicrobial dressings for CLABSI prevention. CPD InScope, 2017.

Marsh N, Rolls K. PIV failure- how effective is your clinical practice? CPD InScope, 2017.

Abu Choudhury M, Wailan AM, Sidjabat HE, Zhang L, Marsh N, Rickard CM, Davies MR, McMillan DJ. Draft genome sequence of Roseomonas mucosa strain AU37,isolated from a peripheral intravenous catheter. Genome Announcements, Vol 5, No 15, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00128-17.

Broadhurst D, Moureau N, Ullman AJ; World Congress of Vascular Access (WoCoVA) Skin Impairment Management Advisory Panel. Management of Central Venous Access Device-Associated Skin Impairment: An Evidence-Based Algorithm. Journal of Wound Ostomy & Continence Nursing, Vol 44, No 3, 2017. DOI: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000322.

Carr P, Cooke M, Rippey J, Higgins N, Rickard CM. Tools, rules and algorithms for vein assessment. Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 44, No 3, 2017. DOI: 10.1097/WON.0000000000000322.

Castillo I. From little things, big things grow. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 2, 2017.

Chan RJ, Northfield S, Larsen E, Mihala G, Ullman A, Hancock P, Marsh N, Gavin N, Wyld D, Allworth A, Russell E, Choudhury MA, Flynn J, Rickard CM. Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness for peripherally inserted central catheters in adult acute hospital patients (CASCADE): a pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, Vol 18, No 457, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-017-2207-x.

Choudhury Md A, Sidjabat HE, Rathnayake IU, Gavin N, Chan RJ, Marsh N, Banu S, Huygens F, Paterson DL, Rickard CM, McMillan DJ. Culture-independent detection of chlorhexidine resistance genes qacA/B and smr in bacterial DNA recovered from body sites treated with chlorhexidine-containing dressings. Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol 66, 2017. DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.000463.

Corley A, Marsh N, Ullman A, Rickard CM. Tissue adhesive on vascular access devices: who, what, where and when? British Journal of Nursing, Vol 26, No 19, 2017. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.19.S4.

Farrell C, McCulloch E, Bellhouse S et al. Peripheral cannulae in oncology: nurses' confidence and patients' experiences. CancerNursing Practice, Vol 16, No 3, 2017. DOI: 10.7748/cnp.2017.e1408

Flynn JM, Keogh S, Zhang L, Rickard CM. Evaluating methods for effective decontamination of central venous access device needleless connectors in adult hospital patients: A pilot randomised controlled trial protocol. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 2, 2017.

Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Gibson V, McBride CA, Mihala G, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Innovative dressing and securement of tunneled central venous access devices in pediatrics: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, Vol 17, No 1, 2017. DOI: 10.1186/s12885-017-3606-9.

Flynn JM, Rickard CM, Keogh S, Zhang L. Alcohol Caps or Alcohol Swabs With and Without Chlorhexidine: An In Vitro Study of 648 Episodes of Intravenous Device Needleless Connector Decontamination. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, Vol 38, No 5, 2017. DOI: 10.1017/ice.2016.330.

Gavin N, Keogh S, McMillan D, Rickard CM. Does parenteral nutrition increase the risk of catheter-related infection? A systematic literature review. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Vol 41, No 6, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0148607117714218.

Hawkins T, Greenslade JH, Suna J, Williams J, Rickard CM, Jensen M, Donohue M, Ho E, Van Hise C, Egerton-Warburton D, Cullen L. Peripheral Intravenous Cannula Insertion and Use in the Emergency Department; an Intervention Study. Academic Emergency Medicine, Vol 25, No 1, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/acem.13335.

Keogh S, Shelverton C, Flynn J, Davies K, Marsh N, Rickard CM. An Observational Study of Nurses' Intravenous Flush and Medication Practice in the Clinical Setting. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 1, 2017.

Kleidon P, Ullman A, Zhang L, Gavin N, Mihala G, Northfield S, Rickard CM. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter OutcoMes PolyurethAne veRsus Endexo:  the PICCOMPARE Trial. Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 1, 2017.

Kleidon T, Alexandrou E, Mifflin N, McManus C. Vascular access services around Australia. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 1, 2017.

Kleidon TM, Ullman AJ, Gibson V, Chaseling B, Schoutrop J, Mihala G, Rickard CM. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Novel Dressing and Securement Techniques in 101 Pediatric Patients. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Vol 28, No 11, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2017.07.012.

Larsen E, Keogh S, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Experiences of peripheral IV insertion in hospital: A qualitative study. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 26, No 19, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.19.S18..

Marsh N, Webster J, Cooke M, Rickard CM. The RELIABLE Trial (RELiable Intravenous Access By Line Experts): A pilot randomised controlled trial protocol of expert versus generalist peripheral intravenous catheter insertion. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 2, 2017.

Marsh N, Webster J, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Devices and dressings to secure peripheral venous catheters: A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2017.

Patterson T, Dunsdon J, Slater K, McDougall D, Fullerton F. Evaluation of intravenous administration practices, patient safety and expenditure on saline products in a tertiary hospital. Vascular Access, Vol 3, No 1, 2017.

Ray-Barruel G, Ullman AJ, Rickard CM, Cooke M. Clinical audits to improve critical care: Part 2: Analyse, benchmark and feedback. Australian Critical Care, Vol 31, No 2, 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aucc.2017.04.002

Ray-Barruel G. Using audits as evidence. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 26, No 8, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2017.26.8.S3.

Ray-Barruel, Gillian. Infection prevention: Peripheral intravenous catheter assessment and care. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol 24, No 8, 2017.

Rickard CM, Marsh NM, Webster J, Gavin NC, Chan RJ, McCarthy AL, Mollee P, Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Chopra V, Zhang L, McGrail MR, Larsen E, Choudhury MA, Keogh S, Alexandrou E, McMillan DJ, Mervin MC, Paterson DL, Cooke M, Ray-Barruel G, Castillo MI, Hallahan A, Corley A, Playford G. Peripherally InSerted CEntral catheter dressing and Securement: the PISCES Trial. Protocol for a 2x2 factorial, superiority randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, Vol 7, No 6, 2017. DOI: doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015291.

Rickard CM, Marsh NM. The other catheter: The mighty PIV. Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol 167, No 10, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7326/M17-2771.

Rickard CM, Ray-Barruel G. Peripheral intravenous catheter assessment: beyond phlebitis. Lancet Haematology, Vol 4, No 9, 2017. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-3026(17)30145-X.

Rickard CM, Ullman A, Kleidon T, Marsh N. Ten Tips for Dressing and Securement of IV Device Wounds. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, Vol 24, No 10, 2017.

Slater K, Cooke M, Rickard C, Whitby M. Can hand hygiene observation and reporting be improved through a risk-based targeted approach? American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 45, No 2, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2016.09.012.

Slater K, Cooke M, Whitby M, Fullerton F, Douglas J, Hay J, Rickard C. Microorganisms present on peripheral intravenous needleless connectors in the clinical environment.  American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 45, No 8, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.02.008.

Sou V, McManus C, Mifflin M, Frost SA, Ale J, Alexandrou E. A clinical pathway for the management of difficult venous access. BMC Nursing, Vol 16, No 64, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-017-0261-z.

Takashima M, Ray-Barruel G, Ullman A, Keogh S, Rickard CM. Randomized controlled trials in central vascular access devices: A scoping review. PLOS ONE, 2017. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174164.

Ullman A, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Securement for vascular access devices: looking to the future. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 26, No 8, 2017. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2017.26.8.S24..

Ullman A, Ray- Barruel G, Rickard CM, Cooke M. Clinical audits to improve critical care: Part 1 Prepare and collect data. Australian Critical Care, Vol 31, No 2, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2017.04.003.

Ullman AJ, Cooke M, Kleidon T, Rickard CM. J Paediatr Child Health. Road map for improvement: Point prevalence audit and survey of central venous access devices in paediatric acute care. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Vol 53, No 2, 2017. DOI: 10.1111/jpc.13347.

Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Substantial harm associated with failure of chronic paediatric central venous access devices. BMJ Case Reports, 2017. DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2016-218757.

Ullman A, Marsh N, Rickard CM. Securement for vascular access devices: looking to the future. British Journal of Nursing 2017 (IV Therapy Supplement) Vol 26, No 8

Ullman A, Ray- Barruel G, Rickard CM, Cooke M. Clinical audits to improve critical care: Part 1 Prepare and collect data. Australian Critical Care Available online 24 May 2017

Ullman AJ, Cooke M, Kleidon T, Rickard CM. J Paediatr Child Health. Road map for improvement: Point prevalence audit and survey of central venous access devices in paediatric acute care. J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Feb;53(2):123-130. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13347. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Substantial harm associated with failure of chronic paediatric central venous access devices. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jul 6;2017

Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Gibson V, McBride CA, Mihala G, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Innovative dressing and securement of tunneled central venous access devices in pediatrics: a pilot randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer (2017) 17:595

Webster J, Larsen E, Marsh N, Choudhury MA, Harris P, Rickard CM. Chlorhexidine gluconate or polyhexamethylene biguanide disc dressing to reduce the incidence of Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection: a feasibility randomised controlled trial (the CLABSI trial). Journal of Hospital Infection (2017), doi: 10.1016/j.jhin.2017.04.009.

Zhang L, Rickard CM. Non-culture based diagnostics for intravascular catheter related bloodstream infections. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics. Invited review paper. 2017 Feb;17(2):181-188.

Zhao DY, Brownlie J, Wells T, Zhang L. The impact of biofilms on intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infection and antimicrobial resistance. Vascular Access Apr 2017;3(1):11-14

 

2016

Chopra, V., Kuhn, L., Ratz, D., Winter, S., Carr, P. J., Paje, D., & Krein, S. L. (2017). Variation in use of technology among vascular access specialists: an analysis of the PICC1 survey. J Vasc Access, 18(3), 243-249. doi:10.5301/jva.5000711

Bradford NK, Edwards RM, Chan RJ. Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride intermittent flushing for the prevention of occlusion in long term central venous catheters in infants and children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 11.

Broadhurst D, Moureau N, Ullman AJ. Central venous access devices site care practices: an international survey of 34 countries. J Vasc Access 2016; 17(1): 78 - 86

Bugden S, Shean K, Scott M, Fraser JF, Mihala G, Clark S, Johnstone C, Rickard CM. Skin glue reduces the failure rate of emergency department inserted peripheral intravenous catheters:  A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015. Early on-line. JIF=4.7. Top ranked Emergency journal globally.

Carr, P.J., Rippey, J.C., Budgeon, C.A., Cooke, M.L., Higgins, N. and Rickard, C.M., 2015. Insertion of peripheral intravenous cannulae in the Emergency Department: factors associated with first-time insertion success. J Vasc Access 2016; 17 (2): 182-190. DOI: 10.5301/jva.5000487

Carr, P. J., Rippey, J. C. R., Cooke, M. L., Bharat, C., Murray, K., Higgins, N. S., Foale, A., Rickard, C. M Development of a clinical prediction rule to improve peripheral intravenous cannulae first attempt success in the emergency department and reduce post insertion failure rates: Vascular Access Decisions in the Emergency Room (VADER) study protocol BMJ Open 2016;6:e009196-e009196 #FOAMva

Carr, P.J., Rippey, J.C., Budgeon, C.A., Cooke, M.L., Higgins, N. and Rickard, C.M. Reasons for Removal of Emergency DepartmentInserted Peripheral Intravenous Cannulae in Admitted Patients: A Retrospective Medical Chart Audit in Australia. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology / FirstView Article / May 2016, pp 1 - 3

Choudhury MA, Marsh N, Banu S, Paterson DL, Rickard CM, McMillan D. Molecular comparison of bacterial communities on peripheral intravenous catheters and matched skin swabs. PloS One. 2016: 11(1) e0146354.

Evans O, Gowardman J, Rabbolini D, McGrail M, Rickard CM. In situ diagnostic methods for catheter related bloodstream infection in burns patients: A pilot study. Burns. 2016:

Flynn J. From big things other things grow! TQN. Febr 2016. Pg 33

Gavin NC, Webster J, Chan RJ, Rickard CM. Frequency of dressing changes for central venous access devices on catheter-related infections. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009213. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009213.pub2.

Keogh S, Flynn J, Marsh N, Mihala G, Davis K, Rickard C. Varied flushing frequency and volume to prevent peripheral intravenous catheter failure: a pilot, factorial randomised controlled trial in adult medical-surgical hospital patients. Trials. 2016; 17: 348. Published online 2016 Jul 26. doi:  10.1186/s13063-016-1470-6

Larsen E. Patients' experience of IV insertion. TQN. Sept 2016. Pg 35

Legemaat M, Carr PJ,  van Rens RM, van Dijk M, Poslawsky IE, van den Hoogen A. Peripheral intravenous cannulation: complication rates in the neonatal population: a multicenter observational study. J Vasc Access. 2016 Jul 12;17(4):360-5. doi: 10.5301/jva.5000558. Epub 2016 May 31.

Ray-Barruel G. Consider the patient's voice. British Journal of Nursing. 2016;25(8):S3.

Reynolds H, Chalk TJ, Van Zundert A, Rickard CM. A way to go to meet guidelines for prevention of intravenous catheter infection and complications: Audit of perioperative peripheral venous catheter care. Vascular Access 2016; 2(2): 2-9

Rickard CM, Edwards M, Spooner AJ, Mihala G, Marsh N, Wendt T, Rapchuk I, Gabriel S, Thomson B, Corley A, Fraser JF. A 4-arm randomized controlled pilot trial of innovative solutions for jugular central venous access device securement in 221 cardiac surgical patients. Journal of Critical Care, Volume 36, December 2016, Pages 35-42. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2016.06.006

Rippey, J. C., Carr, P. J., Cooke, M., Higgins, N. and Rickard, C. M. (2016), Predicting and preventing peripheral intravenous cannula insertion failure in the emergency department: Clinician 'gestalt' wins again. Emergency Medicine Australasia. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12695

Ullman AJ, Cooke ML, Mitchell M, Lin F, New K, Long DA, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Dressing and securement for central venous access devices (CVADs): a Cochrane Systematic Review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, April 2016  doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.003

Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Gibson V, Long DA, Williams T, McBride CA, Hallahan A, Mihala G, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness (CASCADE) in paediatrics: protocol for pilot randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open 2016 3;6(6):e011197. Epub 2016 Jun 3.

Ullman AJ, Keogh S, Coyer F, Long DA, New K, Rickard CM. 'True Blood' The Critical Care Story:An audit of blood sampling practice across three adult, paediatric and neonatal intensive care settings. Australian Critical Care 29 (2016) 90-95. DOI: 10.1016/j.aucc.2015.06.002

Zhang L, Cao S, Marsh N, Ray-Barruel G, Fynn J, Larsen E,  Rickard CM. Infection risks associated with peripheral vascular catheters. Journal of Infection Prevention 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/1757177416655472

 

2015

Ullman AJ, Kleidon T, Rickard CM. The role of the vascular access nurse practitioner in developing evidence, promotin evidence-based vascular access practice and improving health services. Vascular Access 1(1):10-20

Webster J, Osborne S, Rickard CM, New K. Clinically-indicated replacement versus routine replacement of peripheral venous catheters. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD007798. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007798.pub4

Takashima M, Ray-Barruel G, Keogh S, Rickard CM. Randomised controlled trials in peripheral vascular access catheters: a scoping review. Vascular Access. 2015;1(2):10-37.

Rickard CM, Marsh N, Webster J, Playford EG, McGrail MR, Larsen E, Keogh S, McMillan D, Whitty JA, Choudhury, MA, Dunster KR, Reynolds H, Marshall A, Crilly J, Young J, Thom O, Gowardman J, Corley A, Fraser JF. Securing All intraVenous devices Effectively in hospitalized patients - The SAVE Trial: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open.

Ullman AJ, Marsh N, Mihala G, Cooke M, Rickard CM. Complications of Central Venous Access Devices: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov;136(5):e1331-44. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-1507. Epub 2015 Oct 12.

Meng, C., & Lin, F. (2015). Dressings and securement for central venous catheters (CVC). Journal of Chinese Nursing Management. [In Chinese]. Retrieved from http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MjM5MTMxNzg1NA==&mid=210577546
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Ullman A, Cooke M, Mitchell M, Lin F, New K, Long D, Mihala G, Rickard CM. Dressings and securement devices for central venous catheters (CVC) (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015, Sep 10;9:CD010367.

Alexandrou E, Ray-Barruel G, Carr P, Frost S, Inwood S, Higgins N, Lin F, Mermel L, Rickard CM. A global prevalence study on the use of peripheral intravenous catheters: results of a pilot study in 13 countries. Journal of Hospital Medicine. Aug;10(8):530-3. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2389. JIF=2.1.

Moureau, N. L., & Flynn, J. (2015). Disinfection of Needleless Connector Hubs: Clinical Evidence Systematic Review. Nurs Res Pract, 2015, 796762. doi:10.1155/2015/796762

Keogh S, Flynn J, Marsh N, Higgins N, Davies K, Rickard CM. Maintenance of vascular access device patency: A cross sectional survey of nursing and midwifery practice. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2015. Jul 11. pii: S0020-7489(15)00222-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.07.001.

Walker G, Rickard CM, Alexandrou E, Webster J, Chan R. Effectiveness of electrocardiographic guidance in CVAD tip placement. British Journal of Nursing. 2015 Jul 22;24 Suppl 14:S4-S12. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2015.24.Sup14.S4.

Marsh N, Mihala G, Ray-Barruel G, Webster J, Wallis MC, Rickard CM. Inter-rater agreement of peripheral intravenous catheter-related phlebitis signs, symptoms and scales. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 2015. Jul 17. doi: 10.1111/jep.12396.

Sharp, RJ, Cummings, M, Fielder, AL, Mikocka-Walus, A, Grech, CM, Esterman, AJ 2015, 'The catheter to vein ratio and rates of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in patients with a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC): A prospective cohort study', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 52, pp. 677-685.

Sharp, RJ, Cummings, MD, Childs, JT, Fielder, AL, Mikocka-Walus, A, Grech, CM, Esterman, AJ 2015, 'Measurement of vein diameter for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion: an observational study', Journal of Infusion Nursing, vol. 38, pp. 351-357.

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