2 The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan 450052, China.
【Abstract】 Objective: To popularize the related knowledge of PICC and improve self-care abilities of patients in the catheterization period. Methods: 256 patients received health education by three-day training, questionnaire and follow-up consultation. The patients were randomly divided into the experimental group (n=128) and the control group (n=128). Health education album was used in the experimental group, while common PICC publicity materials were used in the control group. The incidence of PICC complications and indwelling time were analyzed. Results: The complications incidence of the experimental group is 11.72%，which is significantly lower that 24.22% of the control group (P<0.01).The average service time of the catheter of the experimental group is longer than that of the control group (P<0.05). Conclusions: Application of PICC health education album in patients can reduce the incidence of complications significantly and prolong the indwelling time of the catheter.
[Zhang Zhenxiang, Wang Yanli, Zheng Wei, Li Junling, Xu Hui, Zhao Yanli, Wang Xueying, Huang Caihui, Chen Jing, Zhang Weihong. Application of PICC Health Education Album to Patients in the Catheterization Period. Life Sci J2012;9(1):87-90] (ISSN:1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 15
【Key words】: Catheterization; Central Venous; Health Education; Complication Full Text 15