JMRS ASMIRT CPD Q&A - Medical Imaging - December 2021
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Continuing Professional Development Q&A - Medical Imaging
Comparing the accuracy and complications of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement using fluoroscopic and the blind pushing technique

Erskine B, Bradley P, Joseph T, Yeh S, Clements W. (2021)
J Med Radiat Sci.

https://doi.org/10.1002/jmrs.533

1.  The ideal tip position of a PICC is the: *
1 point
2.  The most accurate imaging modality to guide PICC placement is: *
1 point
3.  Which of the following is NOT a complication of a malpositioned PICC? *
1 point
4.  From this study, what do the authors believe is a significant risk factor that resulted in why blind PICC insertions result in more complications than fluoroscopically guided PICC insertions? *
1 point
5.  What is the MAJOR DISADVANTAGE of fluoroscopic guided PICC insertion over blind insertion? *
1 point
Recommended further reading:
De Boo DW, Marshall E, Erskine B, Koukounaras J, Kavnoudias H, Thomson KR. Evaluation of a radiographer-led peripherally inserted central catheter insertion service. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2020 Aug; 64(4): 471-476.
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