Reducing the risk of peripherally inserted central catheter line complications in the oncology setting.

@article{Yap2006ReducingTR,
  title={Reducing the risk of peripherally inserted central catheter line complications in the oncology setting.},
  author={Y-S Yap and Chris S. Karapetis and S Lerose and Shoba Iyer and Bogda Koczwara},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2006},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={342-7}
}
At our institution, a retrospective review of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in oncology patients had previously demonstrated a complication rate of 40.7%. Since then we have implemented strategies to reduce complications including staff and patient education, insertion technique modification and PICC maintenance utilizing a PICC nurse. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the recent PICC complication rate and to compare it with the previously reported findings… CONTINUE READING

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