PICC insertion and post insertion care


Intravenous literature: Proctor, K., Sarkardei, S., Guimera, D., Hale, A., Li, Y. and Caniza, M.A. (2011) PICC Placement Optimization in Children with Cancer. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. 39(5), p.E153.


A 60 inpatient bed referral center, has about 1800 yearly admissions for children with cancer and other immunodeficiency syndromes. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are used for antibiotics, short-term chemotherapy, and / or parenteral nutrition; and occasionally in patients that require tunneled catheter but are poor candidates for anesthesia. Here, we describe the PICC insertion and post insertion care at our institution and the preliminary result of the PICC experience.

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