Impact of Defaulting to Single Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters on Patient Outcomes: An Interrupted Time Series Study.

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Impact of Defaulting to Single Lumen Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters on Patient Outcomes: An Interrupted Time Series Study.

Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr 09;:

Authors: Lam PW, Volling C, Chan T, Wiggers JB, Castellani L, Wright J, Peckham K, Shadowitz S, Tasker S, MacFadden DR, Daneman N, Gold WL, Pugash R, Leis JA

Abstract
Changing the default for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) ordered from non-critical care units to single-lumen devices resulted in a sustained reduction in PICC-related complications. This system of care would be transferrable to other institutions with potential for improved patient safety and efficiency in outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy clinics.

PMID: 29635457 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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