Insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) at the bedside may result in
tip malposition. This study was designed to evaluate whether the addition of ultrasound
(US) inspection of the ipsilateral neck provides immediate recognition of PICCs in aberrant
position facilitating catheter reposition prior to completion of the procedure.
- Adult patients (> 18 years old) ordered for a peripherally inserted central catheter
- patients unable to provide informed consent
- previous peripheral inserted central catheter placement at the institution