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Our project goals are to:
a) assess the burden of unnecessary PICCs and other non-tunneled central lines on med-surg units at TJUH and
b) understand the underlying reasons behind the problem. In the first phase of our project we conducted an audit of med-surg unit PICCs and other non-tunneled central lines with the goal of obtaining a rough estimate of the number of line days that are unnecessary.
By December 31, 2017, the TJUH medical-surgical floors will reduce the number of unnecessary PICC lines by 30%.
Assessing the Burden of Unnecessary Central Venous Catheters in Patients on Medical-Surgical Floors
Medicine and Health Sciences
Blum, MD, Justine; McGrath, MD, Christopher; Modi, MD, Anita; Saxena, MD, Shivam; Shah, MD, Ashish; Sidhu, MD, Nimrita; and Oxman, MD, David, "Assessing the Burden of Unnecessary Central Venous Catheters in Patients on Medical-Surgical Floors" (2017). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 34.