Indications and complications of peripherally inserted central catheters

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Safety IV catheter

This review describes the indications, contraindications, methods of insertion and complications of PICC” Glauser et al (2018).

Abstract:

Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) can be used for short to medium-term administration of intravenous treatments. Their main advantages lie in their ease of insertion and removal, compared with other types of central venous access. Complications of PICC include mechanical complications, infections and vein thrombosis. This review describes the indications, contraindications, methods of insertion and complications of PICC.

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Reference:

Glauser, F., Kivrak, S. and Righini, M. (2018) Peripherally inserted central catheters: indications, contraindications, complications. Revue Médicale Suisse. 14(630), p.2211-2213. .

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