About the Study

The purpose of this research study is to compare the preference and usability of two commercially available peripherally inserted central catheter dressing change systems. This research study is designed for medical professionals ( RN’s,LPN’s,PA’s, NP’s, MD’s,and DO’s) who routinely deal with central venous lines in their practices.

The use of central venous catheters is associated with risk of infection by pathogenic microorganisms. Central line- associated bloodstream infections can be prevented if guidelines for insertion and maintenance of these catheters are properly followed. As part of maintenance of central venous catheters, dressing change systems have been developed to provide post insertion care and minimize chances of infection. In addition to preventing central line infections, use of these dressing change systems may have an impact on nurse’s time as well as patient comfort. Therefore, it is very important to choose the appropriate dressing change system and understand their proper use. This study will compare the preference and usability of two PICC dressing change systems.

The study will be an hour long, single visit study. Compensation may be available up to $100 for time and travel for those who qualify.

Qualifications

  • Be Over the Age of 19 Years Old
  • Have a Degree and maintain a current NYS license as an RN, LPN, Nurse Practitioner, PA or MD/DO
  • As part of your job, regularly care for patients with central venous catheters in the neck, chest, groin or arms
  • *Please note, other conditions may apply