Correction of malpositioned Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

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Intravenous literature: Catudal, J.P. (2011) The Wandering Ways of a PICC Line: Case Report of a Malpositioned Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) and Correction. Journal of the

Association for Vascular Access. 16(4), p.218-220.

Abstract:

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) are essential in modern infusion therapy. We describe a case of a full-term infant with Trisomy 21, congenital cardiac anomalies and sepsis, where the PICC became malpositioned. Non-invasive repositioning strategies were successfully utilized through a team approach, which enabled this unstable infant to complete their therapy course without the undue stress of inserting a new PICC or requiring additional X-Rays or more invasive replacement procedures.

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