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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

Reasons for Procedure

PICC lines may be used if you need:

  • Long-term medicine treatment and cannot take medicine by mouth
  • Fluids—if you cannot drink enough to stay hydrated
  • Chemotherapy
  • Calories that you cannot get by eating
  • Intravenous (IV) medicine—if arm veins are hard to find or use

Once the PICC line is in, it can be used for weeks to months.



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