The purpose of the study was to evaluate feasibility of an efficacy trial comparing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) dressing and securement techniques to prevent complications and failure.
The conclusion is that this research suggests safety and acceptability of different securement dressings compared with standard care; securement dressings may also reduce dressing changes after insertion. Further research is required to confirm clinically cost-effective methods to prevent PICC failure.
Authors : Tricia M. Kleidon RN, MNursSci a e, Amanda J. Ullman RN, MAppSci, PhD a c, Victoria Gibson BNurs a e, Brett Chaseling MBBS (Hons), FANZCA e f, Jason Schoutrop BSc (Hons), MBBS, FANZCA e f, Gabor Mihala MEng a b d, Claire M. Rickard RN, PhD a c
a Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research Group, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
b Centre for Applied Health Economics, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
c School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
d School of Medicine, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
e Children’s Health Queensland, Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, 501 Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
f Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology