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Prof Nurse. 2004 May;19(9):493-7.

Choice and use of peripherally inserted central catheters by nurses.

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  • 1Mid-Anglia Cancer Network, Colchester.

Abstract

Patients requiring i.v. treatment of between six weeks and six months will benefit from having a peripheral or central i.v. line. PICCs have a number of advantages over other peripheral or central devices. There is less risk of complications and infection than with central devices and repeated venepunctures are avoided as one PICC should provide adequate access throughout.

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