SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Critical Care III
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement using anthropometric measurements is inaccurate, with malpositioning rates of up to 76%. In contrast, intracavitary electrocardiogram (ECG) guidance achieves a malpositioning rate of 0-21% with no reported complications.1-2 Nevertheless, adverse events with PICC insertion using intracavitary ECG guidance may be under-reported. We describe a case of PICC insertion using the Sherlock 3CG TCS® that resulted in catheter tip malpositioning in the deep right atrium, leading to recurrent ventricular dysrhythmias.