Impact of defaulting to single lumen peripherally inserted central catheters

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Changing the default for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) ordered from non-critical care units to single-lumen devices resulted in a sustained reduction in PICC-related complications” Lam et al (2018).

Abstract:

Changing the default for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) ordered from non-critical care units to single-lumen devices resulted in a sustained reduction in PICC-related complications. This system of care would be transferrable to other institutions with potential for improved patient safety and efficiency in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy clinics.



Reference:

Lam, P.W., Volling, C., Chan, T., Wiggers, J.B., Castellani, L., Wright, J., Peckham, K., Shadowitz, S., Tasker, S., MacFadden, D.R., Daneman, N., Gold, W.L., Pugash, R. and Leis, J.A. (2018) Impact of Defaulting to Single Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters on Patient Outcomes: An Interrupted Time Series Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. April 9th. .

doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy301.

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