PICC guide for home care patients and their family caregivers

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United Hospital Fund (UHF) today released a detailed guide for home care patients and their family caregivers that explains in straightforward text and graphics how to safely maintain a peripherally inserted central catheter, familiarly known as a PICC line—an intravenous line used to administer fluids, blood products, medications, and chemotherapy” United Hospital Fund (2017).

United Hospital Fund report “United Hospital Fund (UHF) today released a detailed guide for home care patients and their family caregivers that explains in straightforward text and graphics how to safely maintain a peripherally inserted central catheter, familiarly known as a PICC line—an intravenous line used to administer fluids, blood products, medications, and chemotherapy.

The new guide was developed in response to a survey of the needs of patients and family caregivers, who are increasingly taking on complex medical tasks at home. It fills an important resource void, and is designed to supplement personal instruction and guidance by home health nursing professionals.”

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