Pediatric ultrasound PICC placement

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Doellman, D. and Nichols, I. (2009) Modified Seldinger technique with ultrasound for PICC placement in the pediatric patient: A precise advantage. JAVA. 14(2), p.93-99.

Introduction:

For pediatric patients requiring infusion therapy, several challenges exist for the clinician who will be inserting a vascular access device (Lininger, 2003). Some of the challenges include the varied size and age range of the pediatric patient. The age range of the pediatric patient is from 1 month of age to 18 years. Co-morbidities such as obesity or history of prematurity have a direct effect on the size of the patient…



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