“Standardized PICC training and management can improve the effect of catheterization and reduce the incidence of PICC-related complication.” Zhang et al (2014).
Zhang, J., Tang, S., He, L., Chen, W., Jiang, P., Hu, Y. and Chen, H. (2014) Effect of standardized PICC training and management on the clinical effect and complication of catheterization. Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 39(6), p.638-43. [Article in Chinese].
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Objective: To determine the clinical effect of standardized training and management of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) and catheter-related complications.
Methods: A total of 610 patients were divided into a control group and an observation group, the control group (n=300) were catheterized by trainees who received “short-term intensive training”, the observation group (n=310) by “system standardized training and management”. The clinical efficacy of catheterization and the rate of catheter-related complications were compared.
Results: There was significant difference in the one-time puncture success rate, one-time cannulation success rate, the time for operation and the pain score between the 2 groups (all P<0.01), and there was also significant difference in the occurrence of catheter extrusion, plug, arrhythmia, catheter-related thrombosis, phlebitis, puncture point effusion and catheter-related infection between the 2 groups (all P<0.05).
Conclusion: Standardized PICC training and management can improve the effect of catheterization and reduce the incidence of PICC-related complication.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.