Take your PICC: New guide aims to decrease dangers from long-term IV devices

15 septiembre 2015

More than a billion times a year, American hospital patients get tiny tubes inserted into their veins to deliver medicine and more. But these devices carry risks as well as benefits — especially those designed to stay in the body for days or weeks. A newly published, research-based guide shows doctors and nurses which kind of device to use, in which patient, for the best and safest result — and which to avoid at all costs.