A Study on the influence of left non-dominant arm PICC catheter on complication
Objective: To study the effect of peripheral left ventricular central catheter (PICC) on the left arm in the treatment of complications.
Methods: patients underwent PICC catheterizations from June 2015 to July 2016 were divided into control group and experimental group
in chronological order. The control group preferred right hand catheterization, the experimental group preferred left hand, and comparisons
were made between the two groups after catheterization . Results: The incidence of jugular venous ectopic in the control group was higher
than that in the experimental group which is statistically significant (P <0.05). There was no statistical difference between the two groups in
mechanical phlebitis, thrombosis, occlusion, poor delivery and other complications (P> 0.05). There was significant difference in patients’
satisfaction between the two groups (P <0.05). Conclusion: PICC insertion with the left arm of the preferred choice does not increase the risk
of complications and reduces the risk of ectopic jugular. The non-dominant hand catheter can effectively reduce patients’ inconvenience of
daily life and improve the comfort of patients.