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Quality improvement project to decrease utilization of multilumen PICC

"We performed a quality improvement project to decrease utilization of multilumen peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in favor of single-lumen PICCs and midline catheters" Kleinman Sween et al (20200.

Abstract:

We performed a quality improvement project to decrease utilization of multilumen peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in favor of single-lumen PICCs and midline catheters. Through optimization of electronic orders, education and decision support, we decreased utilization of multilumen PICCs, changed provider ordering patterns, and showed a downward trend in CLABSIs.

Reference:

Kleinman Sween J, Lowrie A, Kirmse JM, Laughlin RK, Wodziak B, Sampathkumar P. A quality improvement project to decrease utilization of multilumen peripherally inserted central catheters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Sep 25:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.411. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32972464.