#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Ibarra Lorenzo, S. and Carrero Caballero, C. (2013) Complications of the PICC in neurologic patients of the Hospital Ramon y Cajal]. [Article in Spanish]. Revista de Enfermería. 36(10), p.9-12, 14.
Descriptive study focused on the complications arising from the use of the PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) in a sample of patients admitted to the neurology unit of the “Hospital Ramón y Cajal”. After collecting and analyzing the information about the sex and age of the patients, indication of implantation of the PICC, thickness of the same, days of permanence, complications found, cause of withdrawal of the catheter, and date of introduction and removal of the same, we not found significant complications arising from the use of the same. PICC is a safe and viable system for the administration of intravenous treatment of long duration and nursing personnel is more qualified for which. This allows the administration of intravenous treatment while preserving the vascular anatomy of the patient, that is the purpose of all long-term catheters.