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Harolds JA, Harolds LB. Clin Nucl Med. 2015–2023.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; Publication GAO-22-105133. September 14, 2022.
This case describes a 20-year-old woman was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism and occlusive thrombus in the right brachial vein surrounding a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line (type, gauge, and length of time the PICC had been in place were not noted). The patient was discharged home but was not given any supplies for cleaning the PICC line, education regarding the signs of PICC line infection, or referral to home health services.
Bushwick S. Scientific American. August 1, 2022.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022.