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Table 3 PIVC characteristics inserted in ICU

From: Occurrence and incidence rate of peripheral intravascular catheter-related phlebitis and complications in critically ill patients: a prospective cohort study (AMOR-VENUS study)

Variables Total
n = 3429
Catheter inserted by (n,%)
 Doctor 287/2681 (10.7%)
 Nurse 2393/2681 (89.3%)
 Medical technologist 1/2681 (0.04%)
Antiseptic solution before catheterization (n,%)
 None 8/2665 (0.3%)
 Alcohol 2599/2665 (97.5%)
 0.2% chlorhexidine alcohol 21/2665 (0.8%)
 0.5% chlorhexidine alcohol 15/2665 (0.6%)
 1.0% chlorhexidine alcohol 17/2665 (0.7%)
 10% povidone iodine 2/2665 (0.1%)
 Other 3/2665 (0.1%)
Use of ultrasonography (n,%) 58/2636 (2.2%)
Number of trials for insertion (n,%)
 1 2119/2619 (80.9%)
 2 313/2619 (12.0%)
 3 130/2619 (5.0%)
 4 26/2619 (1.0%)
 5 15/2619 (0.6%)
6 16/2619 (0.6%)
Difficulty of insertion (n,%)
 Easy 1232/2594 (47.5%)
 Slightly easy 772/2594 (29.8%)
 Slightly difficult 456/2594 (17.6%)
 Difficult 134/2594 (5.2%)
Glove (n,%)
 Sterile 19/2630 (0.7%)
 Non-sterile 2496/2630 (94.9%)
 Nothing 115/2630 (4.4%)
  1. ICU intensive care unit, PIVC peripheral intravenous catheter