Operation Techniques of PICC Catheterization in Special Positions


Central venous catheterization
Operation technique
Position placement
Special position

How to Cite

Li, F., Su, P., Li, Y., Zhang, H., Tian, M., Gao, H., Zhang, G., & Piao, L. (2022). Operation Techniques of PICC Catheterization in Special Positions. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 24(12). https://doi.org/10.32592/ircmj.2022.24.12.1284


Background: Peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is a reliable and safe method of central venous catheterization.

Objectives: To investigate the operation techniques of peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) catheterization in special Positions.

Methods: From January 2015 to August 2020, 52 cases in special positions were successfully catheterized and been divided into four types. We analyzed the characteristics of body positions, the principle of position placement and sterile sheet laying, the position of the operator, the evaluation before the catheterization, the preparation of related equipment for the catheterization, and the technical points of the catheterization operation among these four types.

Results: By adopting different techniques (patient position placement, disinfection, sterile sheet laying, operator location, and operation key points) according to different patient positions, PICC catheters were successfully inserted in 52 patients.

Conclusion: When PICC catheterization objects cannot be placed in conventional positions, individualized analysis should be carried out. According to the characteristics of their positions, special evaluation, position placement, disinfection and draping, and special equipment to assist individualized catheterization operations should be carried out.



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