Objective To explore the clinical application of peripherally inserted central catheter（ PICC） in cancer care. Methods From May 2014 to May 2015 in The Second People’s Hospital of Dongying,120 tumor patients were enrolled in the study and were randomly divided into the experimental group and the control group,60 cases in each group. The patients in the experimental group accepted PICC,and those in the control group accepted general intravenous indwelling needle puncture. The blood volume,operation time,retention time,success rate of catheter,pain,complications and patient satisfaction between the two groups were compared. Results Compared with the control group,blood loss,operating time and keep time of the experimental group were significantly shorter,with significant differences（ P 〈 0. 05 for all）.Compared with the control group,success rate of catheter in the experimental group was higher and pain rate was greatly reduced,with significant differences（ P 〈 0. 05 for all）. Compared with the control group,limb swelling,phlebitis,catheter obstruction,catheter emerge and infection rates of the experimental group were lower,with significant differences（ P 〈 0. 05 for all）. Compared with the control group,satisfaction rate of the experimental group was obviously higher,with significant difference（ P 〈 0. 05）. Conclusions Compared to peripheral vein in general intravenous indwelling needle puncture,PICC could achieve good nursing effect,low complication rate abd high security. It is worthy of popularization and application.
Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology and Rehabilitation
Peripherally inserted central catheter