Evaluation of the Use of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in Orthopedic Patients at the Day Hospital of University of São Paulo

@inproceedings{Lopes2014EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the Use of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in Orthopedic Patients at the Day Hospital of University of S{\~a}o Paulo},
  author={Oziel Pereira Lopes and Renata Donizeti Ribas and Arlete Mazzini Miranda Giovani and Tha{\'i}s Queiroz Santolim and Ana Maria Carlos and M{\'a}rcia Knust de Carvalho and Luiz Augusto Ubirajara Santos},
  year={2014}
}
The use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in hospitalized patients is already well established by studies and guidelines, and PICCs are widely used at our institution. However, few studies have been published examining patients using the device in day hospital systems; specifically, if the device brings about early dehospitalization, if it facilitates quick return to coexistence in society and to work, and how to plan medication administration through this system. Our general… CONTINUE READING

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