Adverse events related to extended-dwell peripheral intravenous access

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Midline catheters (MCs) may be useful to avoid repeated venipuncture in patients requiring prolonged intravenous infusions with limited adverse events (AEs)” Campagna et al (2018).

Abstract:

Midline catheters (MCs) may be useful to avoid repeated venipuncture in patients requiring prolonged intravenous infusions with limited adverse events (AEs). We analyzed 2 Italian hospital databases to ascertain the safety of MCs. Among 1,538 adult patients, 154 MC-related AEs (10%; 2.49 AEs per 1,000 MC days) were reported.



Reference:

Campagna, S., Gonella, S., Zerla, P.A., Corona, G., Correggia, T., Mussa, B., Berchialla, P. and Dimonte, V. (2018) The Risk of Adverse Events Related to Extended-Dwell Peripheral Intravenous Access. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 39(7), p.875-877.

doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.79.

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