Influence of arm movement on central tip location of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)

@article{Connolly2006InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of arm movement on central tip location of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs)},
  author={Bairbre L. Connolly and Joao Guilherme Amaral and Sharon L. Walsh and Michael Temple and Peter G. Chait and Derek Stephens},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={845-850}
}
PICCs are increasingly employed in children. Some of their risks relate to the location of the central tip. Despite care when placing lines, they sometimes move. To evaluate the influence of arm movement on the central tip location of PICCs placed in children. The central tip location of PICCs was studied in 85 children, with the arm placed in six positions. The variables of side, vein, site and arm position were examined to measure the direction and range of tip movement. The side, site or… CONTINUE READING
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