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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Removal: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 1, 2019
Project Number: RA1016-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness regarding occlusive dressings to cover the site after peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) removal?
  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of patient remaining in supine position for thirty minutes after PICC removal?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding dressings to cover the site after PICC removal?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding patient positions after PICC removal?

Key Message

No relevant literature or guidelines were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness or use of occlusive dressings and body positioning after PICC removal in adult patients.