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jadahl
least CL Infection rates
I have always heard that PICC's have lower infection rates than Jugular (#1) or Subclavian (#2) lines.  But in the 100k lives campaign it states that the subclavian vein is the preferred sith for non-tunneled catheters in adults.  What's up?  Thanks....
jadahl
jane dahl, crni

jane dahl, crni

jane dahl, crni

jadahl
jane dahl, crni

jane dahl, crni

jane dahl, crni

lynncrni
That campaign did not
That campaign did not include anything about PICCs. Outside the hospital, PICCs are documented to have a very low infection rate. Dr. Maki has reported that rates of CRBSI with PICCs in hospitalized patients is about the same as other CVCs. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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