Ever since their creation, vascular access teams dedicated to PICC placement have proven to be efficient in reducing catheter-related complications. However, as Nancy Moureau commented in a clinical...
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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): Best Practice
The last article in this series discussed methods to reduce the risk of complications in PICCs. This final article will focus on how to troubleshoot some of the most common complications associated with PICCs if they do occur…
5 things to know about thrombosis in PICCs
In this article, we will address thrombosis in peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) based on the following aspects: incidence, causes, physiology, symptomatology, and prevention…
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): The safe use
The use of PICCs has increased in recent years and can now be found in many specialties and in both hospital and out of hospital settings. Despite being devices that are beneficial to patient care, they are associated with potential complications. Such complications include: infection, occlusion, thrombosis, catheter, migration, catheter fracture…
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs): The key principles
Although Vascular Access Devices (VAD) have many advantages, the burden of harm associated with them is significant. It is now accepted that the presence of any VAD immediately places patients at risk of complications…
The use of the ZIM Method and tunnelling in PICC placement
The performance of a Vascular Access Device (VAD) can be predicted based on four criteria: tip position, insertion technique, cannulated vein and exit site.
Prevention of complications in PICCs: how to prevent obstruction
Maintenance of PICCs requires a set of washing and sealing procedures. However, what should be done if a PICC catheter is obstructed despite applying the protocols correctly?
Peripheral vascular access of elderly patients: what are the available options?
In this article, we will see what the impact of elderly patients is on hospitals and how peripheral vascular access can be managed when such patients require intravenous treatment.
Acute Vascular Injuries during CICC placements
Central venous catheterization (CVC) is a technique commonly used to obtain short and long-term vascular access. There are many potential risks associated with CVC insertion and that can lead to vascular injuries.
When should I remove a PICC if it is infected?
An increasing number of hospitalised patients require the use of venous access devices (VADs). Intravenous therapy has therefore been a topic of high clinical relevance in recent decades. There are currently several types of catheters, and the choice between them depends on a number of factors.
How to locate the tip of a PICC
Pros and cons of the tip position methods Today, the peripherally inserted central catheter, PICC, is a widely used vascular acces device. Its use is spreading, thanks to a simple and fast...
PICC Catheter: Choice of number of lumens and its impact on complications
Since its development in the 1970s, the PICC catheter has become a commonly used venous access in adult and child patients because it is long-lasting, easy and quick to insert and has few complications…