Measurement of vein diameter for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion

Sharp, Rebecca, Cummings, Melita, Childs, Jessie, Fielder, Andrea, Mikocka-Walus, Antonina, Grech, Carol, and Esterman, Adrian (2015) Measurement of vein diameter for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion. Journal of Infusion Nursing, 38 (5). pp. 351-357.

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Abstract

Choosing an appropriately sized vein reduces the risk of venous thromboembolism associated with peripherally inserted central catheters. This observational study described the diameters of the brachial, basilic, and cephalic veins and determined the effect of patient factors on vein size. Ultrasound was used to measure the veins of 176 participants. Vein diameter was similar in both arms regardless of hand dominance and side. Patient factors-including greater age, height, and weight, as well as male gender-were associated with increased vein diameter. The basilic vein tended to have the largest diameter statistically. However, this was the case in only 55% of patients.

Item ID: 46225
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1533-1458
Keywords: basilic vein, brachial vein, cephalic vein, peripherally inserted central catheter, vein measurement, ultrasound
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2016 00:14
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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