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Improving safety and efficiency during emergent central venous catheter placement with a needleless securing clamp.
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PMID:  22962092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the needleless securing clamp to the traditional suture-secured clamp for central venous catheters. METHODS: Compare the holding strength of each type of clamps by measuring the amount of kinetic energy absorbed, ask 20 physicians to evaluate the clamp placement using sutures or staples, and summarise the clamps effectiveness and complications in 10 patients. RESULTS: Compared to sutured clamp, the needleless clamp was more secure. The needleless clamp was also significantly better with regard to ease of use, safety, perceived strength (p value <0.002), and insertion time was reduced by 63%. No adverse events or skin infections occurred while using the needleless clamps. CONCLUSIONS: Without incurring complications or increasing risk to patients, the needleless clamp is secure and improves safety and efficiency for physicians.
Bert Silich; Paul Chrobak; Jeffrey Siu; Adam Schlichting; Samir Patel; James Yang
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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