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Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
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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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