1. Overall, 21.2% of clinicians did not know that their patient had a central venous catheter.
2. Housestaff and critical care physicians were most likely to know if their patients had a central venous catheter compared to hospitalists and teaching attendings.
Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Central venous catheters (CVCs),...
1. PICC-related deep vein thrombosis occurs in 2.7% of PICC patients, with highest frequency in patients who are critically ill and those with cancer.
2. PICCs are associated with a higher rate of deep vein thrombosis than other central venous catheters (CVCs), with a pooled OR of 2.55.