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Table 2 Characteristics of devices (N = 215)

From: Full title: peripheral venous catheter complications in children: predisposing factors in a multicenter prospective cohort study

  N (%) Median (IQR)
Number of devices/patient   2 (2)
Indwelling time (hours)   72 (48)
Site of PVC insertion
 Dorsum of the hand 170 (78.8)  
 Wrist 2 (1)  
 Antecubital fossa 3 (1.5)  
 Lower arm 2 (1)  
 Foot 37 (17.2)  
 Head 1 (0.5)  
Cannula gauge
 22G (blue) 115 (53.5)  
 24 G (yellow) 100 (46.5)  
Reason for PVC insertion
 Infusion 145 (67.4)  
 Medication 53 (24.7)  
 Blood product transfusion 17 (7.9)  
Administration method
 Gravitational 114 (53)  
 Volume-controlled burette 53 (24.7)  
 Infusion pump 48 (22.3)  
Fluids 58 (27)  
 5% Dextrose 28 (13)  
 10% Dextrose 21 (9.8)  
 Normosaline solution 9 (4.2)  
Drugs (one or more)/device 145 (67.4)  
Number of drugs/device
 Antibiotics (one or more)/device 114 (53) 1 (1)
 Aciclovir 7 (3.3)  
 Paracetamol 31 (14.4)  
 Corticosteroids 16 (7.4)  
 Proton Pump Inhibitors 26 (12.1)  
 Pamidronate 7 (3.2)  
 Other 11 (5.1)  
Rhythm of device use/day (N = 165)
 ≤3 times 92 (42.8)  
  > 3 times 123 (57.2)  
  1. IQR Inter-quartile range