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Vascular Access
Ultrasound in the placement of PICCs and midlines

Ultrasound in the placement of PICCs and midlines

As the GAVeCeLT group (1) stated in their manual on PICCs and midlines regarding the evolution of PICC use, the introduction of ultrasound in the 2000s has been a breakthrough in the field. In this article, we delve into the utility of ultrasound in the field of...

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Addressing Pain During Neonatal PICC Placement

In neonatal care, the delicate nature of patients demands meticulous attention to every aspect of their well-being. The placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in neonates, while essential, presents a significant challenge due to the fragile and...

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Ensuring optimal care for DIVA patients

The VAD (vascular access device) insertion experience varies between patients. For individuals with difficult intravenous access (DIVA), the process can become traumatic and notably painful. According to Blanco (2019), DIVA affects up to one-third of critically ill...

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3 tips for proper PICC-port placement

PICC-port is gaining prominence as a primary vascular access device for oncology patients, surpassing traditional chest ports and outdated brachial ports. Dr. Bertoglio's recently published multicentre study, which examined over 4000 PICC-ports, demonstrates the...

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What are the advantages of PICC-port?

PICC-port is an implanted catheter that is undoubtedly gaining ground in the world of vascular access. Its growing success is not surprising: it comes with new indications, cost reduction and patient satisfaction. Even if PICC-port has been in use for several decades,...

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5 key advantages of midlines you should know of

5 key advantages of midlines you should know of

Short Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (SPIVCs) are commonly used as default vascular access devices by practicians around the world for short and midterm therapies. However, they can be a problem in case of medium therapies as that would entail the insertion of...

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Extravasation: Causes and treatment

Extravasation can be defined as the accidental leakage of a chemotherapy infusion into the subcutaneous tissues, and exceptionally into the pleura or mediastinum. It can be an absolute therapeutic emergency depending on the product that was used. Of all the possible...

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