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Optimizing vascular-access device decision-making in the era of midline catheters

  • Kelly A. Cawcutt (a1), Richard J. Hankins (a1), Teresa A. Micheels (a2) and Mark E. Rupp (a1)


This narrative review addresses vascular access device choice from peripheral intravenous catheters through central venous catheters, including the evolving use of midline catheters. The review incorporates best practices, published algorithms, and complications extending beyond CLABSI and phlebitis to assist clinicians in navigating complex vascular access decisions.


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Author for correspondence: Kelly A. Cawcutt, Email:


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Optimizing vascular-access device decision-making in the era of midline catheters

  • Kelly A. Cawcutt (a1), Richard J. Hankins (a1), Teresa A. Micheels (a2) and Mark E. Rupp (a1)


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