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Title: How often do you need to change a PICC line?
Author: Kumar, Anjushree; Lyon, Corey
Keywords: central venous catheter
Date: 2011-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 14(1): 08-09.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: There is no need to routinely change a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line to prevent infections. As long as the PICC line is functioning and there is no evidence of line-associated local or systemic infection, the PICC line can remain in place until it is no longer needed. (SOR: B, based on a single RCT and an evidence-based guideline with moderate level of evidence.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/9927

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