Peripherally inserted central catheter in neonates: A safe and easy insertion technique


Uygun I.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.51, no.1, pp.188-191, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2015.08.008
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-191

Abstract

Purpose: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are used extensively in neonates. However, insertion of these thinnest catheters is a very delicate procedure. We developed an easy and safe insertion technique for 2-French (F) PICCs with a new fine-tipped introducer cannula created without modifying commercial products by advancing a 24-gauge peripheral venous cannula through a half-peeled (20-gauge) introducer cannula. We evaluated neonates treated with our new PICC insertion technique.