volume 19, issue 4, PE70-E73 2015
DOI: 10.1188/15.cjon.e70-e73
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Abstract: Of 2,084 patients with PICCs, 170 cases (8%) of malposition occurred. The multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that the risk of adverse events from malposition was higher in the right upper limb than in the left upper limb. The highest risk from malposition was cephalic vein puncture, followed by brachial vein puncture. The risk in the lower part of the elbow joint was higher than that in the upper part of the elbow joint. During PICC insertion, the left upper limb and upper part of the elbow joi…

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