Prone positioning for peripherally inserted central catheter insertion

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Peripherally inserted central catheters are usually inserted in supine patients. What should we do when facing a patient who cannot tolerate this position” Longo et al (2019).

Abstract:

Peripherally inserted central catheters are usually inserted in supine patients. What should we do when facing a patient who cannot tolerate this position? In this article, we are describing a particularly difficult patient: not only supine decubitus was intolerable to her but lying on the side was unbearable, too. That is why, to manage a patient who required a central access but could not tolerate the usual position for placing it, we tried to do that in prone position.

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Reference:

Longo, F., Costa, F., Piliego, C. and Agrò, F.E. (2019) Prone positioning for peripherally inserted central catheter on a patient with anal cancer. The Journal of Vascular Access. June 24th. doi: 10.1177/1129729819857024. .

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