Do not consider only surgical clinics, operating rooms and interventional x-ray as the only option for the implantation of peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) and peripheral venous catheters (Midline) but, preferably, to favour the implant procedure at the patient’s bedside.

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Other health practices

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Provided that the asepsis procedures are followed and strategies to minimize the infectious risk are applied, the implantation at the patient’s bedside it guarantees the same level of quality and safety, with a considerable saving of water, detergents, disinfectants and energy needed for the sanitization of surgical clinics, operating rooms and interventional radiologists settings. The environmental impact of transporting the patient in an ambulance is also avoided.


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