To describe a quick tunnelling technique for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion called the “extended subcutaneous route” technique” Elli et al (2017).
PURPOSE: To describe a quick tunnelling technique for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion called the “extended subcutaneous route” technique.
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METHODS: The “extended subcutaneous route” technique is described step by step.
RESULTS: In 18 consecutive PICCs, inserted with extended route technique in ASST Monza, no complications during insertion were registered. In 969 catheter days observed, we identified only one accidental dislodgement. No other mid-term complications were observed.
CONCLUSIONS: Extended subcutaneous route technique allows the creation of a subcutaneous tunnel <5 cm, without skin incision and additional manipulation. Extended subcutaneous route technique may be feasible and useful, particularly for patients with high risk of bleeding or infection.
Elli, S., Abbruzzese, C., Cannizzo, L., Vimercati, S., Vanini, S. and Lucchini, A. (2017) “Extended subcutaneous route” technique: a quick subcutaneous tunnelling technique for PICC insertion. The Journal of Vascular Access. January 25th. [Epub ahead of print].
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