I read in Bard's PICC line insertion manual less than 1% by a study conducted by Dr Mackie
Isn't there anything newer?
James M. Joseph MPH, RN , BSN, CRNI, VA-BC
All published data on infection rates with central venous catheters coming from the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System at the CDC is all types of CVC, does not indicate the level of practitioner inserting them, and is exclusive to ICU only and does not include all hospital patients.
I am not aware of any database on just PICCs inserted by nurses. Lynn
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
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