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Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters


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Preface.- 1 Introduction and Overview of PICC History.- 2 Which Material and Device? The Choice of PICC.- 3 The Concept of Vessel Health and Preservation: the Proactive Procedure.- 4 The Choice of a Vein in Critically Ill patients: Cost-Effectiveness.- 5 Advantages, Disadvantages and Indications of PICC in Inpatients and Outpatients.- 6 Ultrasound Anatomy of Peripheral Veins and Ultrasound Guided Venipuncture.- 7 Evaluation Techniques of the PICC Tip Placement.- 8 Frequency, Diagnosis and Management of Occlusive and Mechanical PICC Complications.- 9 Clinical Problems Associated to the use of Peripheral Venous Approaches in Clinical Practice: Infections.- 10 Clinical Problems Associated with the use of Peripheral Venous Approaches in Clinical Practice: Thrombosis.- 11 Maneuvers, precautions and tricks for PICC Positioning Procedure.- 12 The “Off Label” Use of PICC Catheters.- 13 Ethical and Psychological Aspects of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters.- 14 Legal Aspects of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters.- 15 The PICC Team.- Subject Index



“Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters constitutes a good reference founded on an evidence-based approach to PICC insertion and management. This multilayered work suits the needs of a variety of different readers. … chapters within this in-depth theoretical yet comprehensive review may offer valuable and practical step-by-step guidance on this interesting topic.” (Massimiliano Meineri, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, Vol. 62, 2015)“This book describes the science and practice of a popular tool in the critical care unit, on the medical/surgical floor, and for homecare -- the peripherally inserted central catheter or PICC. ... Any healthcare providers employing vascular access as a part of their scope of activity are an appropriate audience for this book.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)

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