Tag: PICC line

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),...
Image: PD 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. Evidence Rating...