This QuickHiT comes from a practice alert that SickKids is sending to families in the home and community setting- regarding the CORFLO Nasogastric (NG) Tubes 6 Fr (with stylet, weight 1.5g). If you are caring for one of these children, we want you to know that a series of incidents have been identified in which this type of NG tube tip has broken off at the level of the weight, while inserted in patients.Read More
At a recent Connected Care Central Venous Access Device (CVAD) workshop, home care nurses identified that they were unsure about what is included in an emergency CVAD kit and identified that some families do not have an emergency CVAD kit at home.Read More
This QuickHiT! came from a consult initiated by a home care nurse who texted Connected Care Live! for clarification about the use of normal saline drops via tracheostomy. In this situation, the child's family had previously learned to routinely instill saline prior to suctioning but this practice differed from the nurse's employer's policy.
This Quick hit alert was identified by a family caregiver in the home setting. It was identified that the pressure gauge of the suction machine (portable or standing) should be checked every time a child is suctioned. Dials and settings on suction machines (older and newer types) can change or “slip” between uses resulting in inadequate suction power.Read More
At recent Connected Care education sessions, home care nurses described being unsure about what is included in an Emergency Tracheostomy KitRead More