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Table 2 Characteristics of the catheters

From: Effectiveness of a training program in compliance with recommendations for venous lines care

Outcome Study 1, No. (%) Study 2, No. (%) p
  797 678  
ICU (%) Non-ICU (%) ICU (%) Non-ICU (%)
Line type, No. (%) 104 693 83 595 0.43
Peripheral 59 (56.7) 594 (85.7) 45 (54.2) 511 (85.9)  
Non-tunneled central venous 42 (40.3) 26 (26.3) 36 (43.4) 23 (3.9)  
Tunneled central venous 2 (1.9) 16 (3.7) 1 (1.2) 14 (2.3)  
Totally implantable 1 (0.9) 51 (7.3) 1 (1.2) 38 (6.4)  
PICC 0 (0.0) 6 (0.8) 0 (0.0) 9 (1.5)  
Insertion site of CVL (PICC excluded) 45 93 38 75 0.66
Jugular 17 (37.7) 7 (7.5) 16 (42.1) 6 (10.3)  
Subclavian 24 (53.3) 82 (88.2) 16 (42.1) 64 (85.3)  
Femoral 4 (8.8) 4 (4.3) 6 (15.8) 3 (4.0)  
Location of peripheral lines (arms), No (%) 59 (9.0) 594 (90.9) 45 (6.6) 508 (74.4)  
Use of cathetersa 104 693 83 595 <0.001
Medication or fluid 59 (56.7) 501 (72.3) 56 (67.5) 505 (84.9)  
Parenteral nutrition 7 (6.7) 25 (3.6) 6 (7.2) 18 (3.0)  
Hemofiltration 7 (6.7) 15 (2.2) 2 (2.4) 4 (0.7)  
  1. PICC peripheral inserted central venous catheter
  2. aExcluded unnecessary catheters