Enteral nutrition delivery systems: which one to choose in neonates?

Nutritional needs are understood as the amount of each of the nutrients required by an individual at each stage of life to maintain a correct nutritional status and, thus, prevent disease and ensure...

The importance of surfactant in the neonatal patient

Pulmonary surfactants along with other therapeutic measures are the treatment of choice for various respiratory conditions. A surfactant deficiency in preterm infants leads to respiratory distress...

Is the use of cleaning protocols sufficient to increase the safety of ENFit® connectors in neonates?

The introduction of ENFit® connectors in neonatology units, with the aim of avoiding connection errors between systems intended for different clinical therapies, has generated much debate among...
5 midline complications to know

5 midline complications to know

Intravenous therapy is a usual treatment for hospitalized patients and increasingly, for those who are at home. The administration of drugs can give rise to problems such as phlebitis and extravasation among others, which can force us to use various peripheral routes. Over time, different devices have emerged, including midlines…

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The placement of PICC-ports by multidisciplinary teams – A Marta Rubio de las Cuevas interview

In this article, we interview Marta Rubio de las Cuevas on the placement of PICC-ports by multidisciplinary teams. Marta has been a nurse in the Vascular-Interventional Radiology Department at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander, which has been a pioneer in the training of multidisciplinary teams for the insertion of PICCs for 43 years…

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Therapeutic Apheresis

We are currently seeing a boom in therapeutic apheresis (TA) with indications not only in oncohaematology, but also in nephrology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, neurology, metabolic diseases… the list of diseases whose treatments include TA goes on and on…

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