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La place du midline dans l'offre d'accès vasculaire

Abstract : Most hospitalised patients require a vascular access device. This allows access to the bloodstream, and thereby the administration of intra-venous drugs. To do this, healthcare professionals have several types of vascular catheters at their disposal. Different parameters are considered to choose the most appropriate device. Peripheral venous catheters and central venous catheters are the most frequently used devices is hospitals. They each have their own benefits and disadvantages. Recently, a device that wasn’t commonly used in France appeared in French healthcare settings: the midline. This device offers peripheral venous access with extended dwell time. Its main purpose is to offer reliable access for intravenous perfusion, lasting more than few days. It also appears to be a good solution for patients with difficult venous access, who are otherwise challenging to perfuse. Given this indication, it can be used in many wards within the hospital. The appearance of this catheter has sparked the need to reassess existing clinical practices, and the indications of more commonly used devices. First of all, it is important to review the indications, and typical uses, of peripheral and central venous catheters in current clinical practice. Then, though review of the literature and a practice audit, to define the place and the interest of midline catheters amongst vascular access devices.
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Lucie Rapin. La place du midline dans l'offre d'accès vasculaire. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02302331⟩



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