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PICC Line Infection Prevention Research

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CDC – 2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

CDC – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report – Vital Signs: Central Line–Associated Blood Stream Infections — United States, 2001, 2008, and 2009.

Patient-Reported Usefulness of Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters in Terminally Ill Cancer Patients

Peripherally inserted central venous catheters and central venous catheters related thrombosis in post-critical patients

Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters and Central Venous Catheters in Burn Patients: A Comparative Review

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“Using the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) benchmark of 3.9 BSI/1000 central line days in MICUs, the MICU BSI infection rate was 11.8 times lower for PICC lines. There is no NNIS benchmark for medical-surgical wards, extended care units, or outpatients with PICC lines. With the increasing use of PICC lines and the opportunity to decrease central line infections, PICC BSI rates for all ICUs, inpatients, and outpatient areas should be considered for inclusion within the NNIS benchmark rates.”

T. Royer, E. Lang, K. Neuzil, H. Beneda. (2005). Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) bloodstream infection surveillance rates in medical intensive care, medical-surgical wards, extended care, and outpatients. AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control. (Vol. 33, Issue 5, Pages e15-e16, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2005.04.008)

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