Catheter-related colonization associated with percutaneous inserted central catheters.

@article{Pauley1993CatheterrelatedCA,
  title={Catheter-related colonization associated with percutaneous inserted central catheters.},
  author={S Y Pauley and Nancy C Vallande and E N Riley and Nicole Jenner and D G Gulbinas},
  journal={Journal of intravenous nursing : the official publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society},
  year={1993},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={50-4}
}
The intravenous therapy team at Massachusetts General Hospital studied the potential infectious risks of maintaining percutaneous inserted central catheters (PICC) for prolonged periods. Cultures of 100 PICC sites and catheters were performed on removal of the catheters, which had remained in place for 2 to 43 days. The insertion sites and/or proximal or… CONTINUE READING