PICC use in technology-dependent children – Full Text

"In this review, commonly prescribed home-based medical technologies such as home ventilation, enteral nutrition, renal replacement therapy, and peripherally inserted central catheter, which are useful for quick revision, are described" Gulla et al (2020).
Abstract:

In recent past, revolution in medical technology resulted in improved survival rates and outcomes of critically ill children. Unfortunately, its impact relating to morbidity is not well documented. Although survival rates of these critically ill children who are medically fragile and technology-dependent have improved, we as health professionals are still in the learning curve to improve the quality of life of these children at home. Factors such as support from society, infrastructure, and funding play an important role in technology-dependent child care at home. In this review, commonly prescribed home-based medical technologies such as home ventilation, enteral nutrition, renal replacement therapy, and peripherally inserted central catheter, which are useful for quick revision, are described.

Gulla, K. M., Sahoo, T. and Sachdev, A. (2020) Technology-dependent children. International Journal of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 7(2), p.64–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpam.2019.07.006

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