- A crossover randomized prospective pilot study evaluating a central venous catheter team in reducing catheter-related bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patientsRita Secola
Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 29:307-15. 2012..This advantage is mitigated by an increased risk of bloodstream infections (BSIs). Despite the ubiquitous use of CVCs, few prospective studies have been conducted to address infection prevention strategies in pediatric oncology patients...
- Feasibility of the use of a reliable and valid central venous catheter blood draw bundle checklistRita Secola
Children s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Blvd 54, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
J Nurs Care Qual 27:218-25. 2012....
- "Targeting to zero" in pediatric oncology: a review of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infectionsRita Secola
Children s Hospital Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 29:14-27. 2012..The purpose of this review of the literature is to summarize existing adult and pediatric data on CVC-related bloodstream infections and explore nursing models of CVC care that may improve pediatric oncology patient outcomes...
- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: a glimpse of the past and a view of the futureR Secola
Children s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
J Pediatr Oncol Nurs 18:171-7. 2001..If the current rate of research, clinical development, and dedication continues, HSCT should be even more rewarding and exciting for all clinicians who care for these patients and families...