As the use of peripherally inserted central catheters in infants continues to proliferate, guidelines are essential to support nursing practice and promote the safety of this vulnerable population. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Guideline for Practice, 4th edition, provides evidence-based and graded practice recommendations for PICC insertion and management.
This updated fourth edition of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Guideline for Practice provides essential information for healthcare providers in the NICU, whether they are placing PICC lines or caring for infants who have a PICC. The authors draw on 281 referenced sources—including publications from 2022—to create evidence-based recommendations for PICC placement, complication prevention, PICC management, and incorporation of the latest technology. Neonatal care experts current and best practices are described in detail. This NANN guideline provides a foundation for development of nursing care and management protocols, policies, and procedures to guide facilities that place and manage PICCs in infants. The publication takes advantage of its digital format to provide 11 large illustrations to help providers visualize infants’ vascular anatomy, PICC access sites, and more.
Elizabeth Li Sharpe, DNP NNP-BC VA-BC APRN FAANP FAAN
Sabra Curry, MSN NNP-BC APRN
Mary Mason Wyckoff, PhD ACNP-BC FNP-BC NNP-BC CCNS CCRN-K FAANP