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A Modified Patients’ Posture for PICC Catheter Placement Makes Patients More Comfortable and Relaxed

Modified posture makes patients more comfortable and relaxed during the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) procedure. It has comparable rate of procedure-related complications and catheter heterotopias with traditional posture.


Objective: This paper aimed to evaluate a modified posture for PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) catheter placement by comparing with traditional posture in terms of procedure-related complications and catheter heterotopia.

26 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 21 Oct, 2015


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