Ultrasound guidance to aid in the placement of peripherally inserted central catheter lines

Record ID 32012000206
Authors' recommendations: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are intravenous lines that deliver medications that must be infused rapidly or that may cause intravascular irritation or damage unless they are rapidly diluted by blood flow. Ultrasound (US) guidance of PICC line insertion is used to improve the speed, safety, and overall success rate of PICC line placement, particularly in patients who do not have visible or palpable veins that are suitable for establishment of a PICC line.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2012
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2011 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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