Impact of arm choice for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion on patients: a cross-sectional study.

Impact of arm choice for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion on patients: a cross-sectional study. Contemp Nurse. 2020 Apr 08;:1-10 Authors: Ying S, Liping Z, Zhulin G, Yanhong D, Liang G Abstract Background: Arm choice for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion is often determined by PICC nurses.Objectives: To explore the impact of arm choice (dominant or non-dominant) on the rate of catheter-related complications and degree of comfort in patients with PICCs.Design: A cross-sectional study.Methods: We used questionnaires and scales to collect 255 patients' general information, catheter-related complications and comfort degree. They were divided into two groups (PICC inserted in the dominant or non-dominant arm).Results: There were significant differences in the rate of PICC occlusion and insertion site bleeding (χ2 = 9.829, P
Source: Contemporary Nurse - Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research

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Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Adult Circulatory Support Source Type: research
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Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Pediatric Circulatory Support Source Type: research
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Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
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