The impact of the use of new X-Ray technology to ensure the best placement of catheters LUZ,C.C.; SANTOS,J.L.S.;LASELVA,C.R.;SILVA,V.C Albert Einstein Hospital Abstract Methods Results The best results in relation to the maintenance and improvement of helpful life of the catheters, are related to the initial placement of the same. In Brazil, we do not have technology already sold in the market to ensure the placement of catheters, as Sherlock and Vasonova TPS. In our service we have available mobile RX (XRD), portable, allowing us the end of the procedure, observe the image of the positioning of the catheter at the bedside, thus ensuring proper positioning of the catheter to the patient's safety and procedure . With this, we are reducing the complications that comes from improper positioning, particularly thrombosis. Comparative retrospective study between the period of January and February 2013 and January and February 2014, on the use of conventional XR versus XR portable XRD-Carestream DRX-1 system, for placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). 324 insertions were evaluated in 2013, and 332 insertions in 2014. Data were collected in a hospital considered large, with approximately 800 beds, tertiary care, in Sao Paulo, Brasil. We managed to reduce the time from assessment until release of the catheter in 1 hour. (There was 2 hours and now is 1 hour). Catheter´s bad position rates improved. There was an increase in the success rate of PICC placement in the Superior Vena Cava 82.20% (January and February 2013) to 90.10% (January-February 2014) average, which represents an increase of 7.90 % in this rate. SUCCESS RATE % of PICC line placement in SCV 85% Objective •To evaluate the position of the PICC line, immediately after insertion. •To solve the malposition immediately after detection. •To reduce the total procedure time. •To esure that medications are administered immediately after the procedure. •To reduce rates of adverse events and poor positioning. •To reduce loss of materials for dressings duplicate. 93% 95% 84% 86% 80% 75% 65% 2013 Janeiro January References 2014 Fevereiro February -Pittiruti M, The intracavitary ECG method for positioning the tip of central venous catheters: results of an Italian Conclusions multicenter study. J Vasc Access. 2012 Jul-Sep;13(3):357-65. -Katheria AC, A randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-guided peripherally inserted central catheters compared with standard radiograph in neonates. J Perinatol. 2013 Oct;33(10):791-4. -Roberto P. Central venous line placement is not compromised by the choice between different insertion sites. Study performed in cardiovascular surgery patient. Rev Port Cir Cardiotorac Vasc. 2013 Jan-Mar;20(1):13-7 The use of new technology for radiological confirmation - DRX has a positive impact on the success rate of PICC line placement, improving Catheter´s bad position rates.