Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) News and Updates

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Placing Bedside PICC Lines in the PICU

Published on in CHOP News

The PICU successfully increased the number of PICC lines placed at the bedside and demonstrated a 95 percent success rate and had no increase in Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) rates.

PICU Bed Use Study Can Improve Patient Outcomes

Published on in CHOP News

By studying the way hospitals use PICU beds, CHOP researchers have identified bottlenecks in patient flow that — if changed — can improve patient outcomes and overall healthcare costs.