The document is an update to the Choosing Wisely guidelines on the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), emphasizing the recommendation against using PICCs for mere convenience due to the risks of serious complications like infections and thrombosis. It reviews recent studies and meta-analyses, reaffirming the cautious use of PICCs only for specific medical indications and urging prompt removal when those indications no longer exist. The update also discusses emerging technologies and practices aimed at reducing PICC-related complications, highlighting the importance of informed, judicious use to enhance patient safety and outcomes.


Clinical Care Redesign, Clinical Practice, Hospital-based Medicine

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