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Choice and use of peripherally inserted central catheters by nurses

The administration of intravenous (IV) therapy by nurses has become common in most clinical settings, with nurses in the USA being at the forefront in the development of advanced nursing practice in this area. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) were introduced in the UK in the early 1990s, largely in the specialties of oncology, HIV/AIDS and nutrition.

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