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peripherally inserted central catheter; a catheter inserted into a peripheral vein in the arm and fed into the superior vena cava so that the catheter tip lies close to the heart.
( ercutaneously nserted entral atheter) - A long, very thin catheter inserted through the skin (i.e. percutaneously) into a vein for the long-term administration of fluids and/or medications.
a long plastic tube, which is inserted into a large vein in your arm
a long soft catheter inserted in the anticubital area of the arm (near the bend in your arm)
a long, soft, flexible tube, or catheter, that is inserted through a vein in the arm
an intravenous catheter threaded up your arm to a major central vein in your chest
a P eripherally I nserted C entral C atheter
a peripherally inserted central catheter that allows the patient to receive intravenous treatments without having needles frequently inserted into the veins
a specialized form of intravenous line
a thin flexible silicone tube inserted into one of the large veins in the arm
Percutaneous Intravenous Central Catheter. A PICC line is a way of giving medications by vein.
A PICC is a long, thin, flexible tube or catheter. It is inserted into one of the large veins of the arm near the bend of the elbow. It is then pushed into the vein until the tip sits in a large vein just above your heart. more...
A line which is inserted into the arm and passes from there into a major blood vessel. It can be used to administer some chemotherapy drugs, thus avoiding the need for intravenous injections. The line needs to be flushed regularly and is taped in place with an occlusive dressing. You can wash and shower normally, although you will be advised not to swim.
A special IV line used to provide fluids into a vein. In general, a PICC line is very stable and lasts longer than a typical IV. Also known as PCVC.
A peripherally inserted central catheter, the PICC line provides access to the blood stream for administration of medications and blood products and for taking blood samples. It is inserted in a large vein in the arm, and extends from there to the large vessels in the chest. It may stay in for weeks or months. It may be inserted by a physician or specially trained nurse.