How to start a nurse-led paediatric PICC service?

"The aim of this article is to present the experience of starting a paediatric peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) service and setting up a nurse-led paediatric PICC insertion service" Ojo (2020)

Abstract:

The aim of this article is to present the experience of starting a paediatric peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) service and setting up a nurse-led paediatric PICC insertion service. The periods in review are divided into two: the trial phase and the interim service phase. The trial phase took place between October 2014 and December 2016. During this period, a total of 55 lines were inserted. The interim service phase, which is ongoing, pending the ratification of the business case, has resulted in 301 inserted PICC lines. The interim period discussed covers January 2017 to December 2019.

Reference:

Ojo SA. Reflections on setting up a nurse-led paediatric peripherally inserted central catheter service. Br J Nurs. 2020;29(14):S16-S20. doi:10.12968/bjon.2020.29.14.S16

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