Nurse-led PICC insertion: is it cost effective?

  title={Nurse-led PICC insertion: is it cost effective?},
  author={Graham Walker and Alistair W Todd},
  journal={British journal of nursing},
  volume={22 19},
AIMS Repeated attempts to cannulate small veins can cause considerable distress for patients and expend substantial staff time.For longer term venous access, a peripherally inserted central catheter(PICC) may be used instead of a peripheral cannula. Previous studies indicate that insertion of a PICC costs three times more than a cannula but the lifespan is substantially longer. This study aimed to compare insertion cost, patient satisfaction, and infection rates of PICCs for the two main staff… CONTINUE READING


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