The development of a risk score for unplanned removal of peripherally inserted central catheter in newborns.

Journal Article

to develop a risk score for unplanned removal of peripherally inserted central catheter in newborns.prospective cohort study conducted in a neonatal intensive care unit with newborn babies who underwent 524 catheter insertions. The clinical characteristics of the newborn, catheter insertion and intravenous therapy were tested as risk factors for the unplanned removal of catheters using bivariate analysis. The risk score was developed using logistic regression. Accuracy was internally validated based on the area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic curve.the risk score was made up of the following risk factors: transient metabolic disorders; previous insertion of catheter; use of a polyurethane double-lumen catheter; infusion of multiple intravenous solutions through a single-lumen catheter; and tip in a noncentral position. Newborns were classified into three categories of risk of unplanned removal: low (0 to 3 points), moderate (4 to 8 points), and high (≥ 9 points). Accuracy was 0.76.the adoption of evidence-based preventative strategies based on the classification and risk factors faced by the newborn is recommended to minimize the occurrence of unplanned removals.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costa, P; Kimura, AF; Brandon, DH; Paiva, ED; de Camargo, PP

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 475 - 482

PubMed ID

  • 26155011

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1518-8345

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0104-1169

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1590/0104-1169.0491.2578


  • eng