ALGORHYTHM OF APPLICATION OF LONG LINE - PICC ON PEDIATRIC
M. Redžepašić, H. Cocalić and R. Čengić
Clinic, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and
PICC (long line) was used in 1998 for the first
time in Bosnia and Herzegovina in treatment of pediatric patients
(64 patients). Application of local anesthesia (Emla), with respecting
of aseptic procedures, PICC was introduced in one peripherial
vein; in 2 patients femoral vein, in 2 patients in temporal vein
and in 62 patients in cubital vein. Tip of catheter, introduced
via cubital vein was in superior vena cava, (checked out by ultrasound).
Time of usage of long line depends of undelying disease (hematological
diseases, congenital heart diseases, neonatological and patients
after pediatric surgery). Conclusion: Application of long line
(PICC) is an step forward in treatment of patients, due to lowering
of trauma for patient, simple usage and maintenance and small
number of complications.