J Crit Care 2021 Jun 20;63:98-103. Epub 2021 Feb 20.
Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America; Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America; Patient Safety Enhancement Program, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America.
Purpose: Vascular access patterns in the intensive care unit (ICU) have shifted from non-tunneled central venous catheters (CVCs) towards peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). We evaluated perceptions of critical care practitioners regarding these devices and variation in evidence-based practice.
Materials: A 35-question survey on ICU vascular access was deployed in 13 Michigan hospitals. Read More