Improving the patient experience with real-time PICC placement confirmation.

@article{Bidgood2016ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the patient experience with real-time PICC placement confirmation.},
  author={Claire Bidgood},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={539-43}
}
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are now widely used in health care. The use of ultrasound and the micro introducer set have led to an increase in successful insertion rates. However, malposition can still be a problem. This can lead to delays in treatment, increase in procedure time and repeated chest X-rays as well as placement failure. Evolving technologies mean that these challenges can now be overcome. This article describes how a tracking and tip confirmation system… CONTINUE READING