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UK’s NICE Recommends Use of SecureAcath

Feb. 1, 2017

The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is recommending the use of the SecureAcath device in the UK to secure peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).

The device is used to affix PICCs to the skin, is well-tolerated and can lead to cost savings because it is less expensive than alternatives, NICE said.

In a new guidance, NICE summarizes studies of its use and recommends that it be considered for any PICC inserted for 15 days or longer. — Jeff Kinney

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