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Nova Scotia Health Authority. CVAD Practice Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1571
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A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube). This IV is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. You may need a PICC line for long-term IV therapy of fluids and medication(s). This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get a PICC line, how your PICC line will be put in, what will happen after the procedure, the risks of inserting and having a PICC line, and care o…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. CVAD Practice Committee
Alternate Title
Peripherally inserted central catheter line
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Catheterization, Peripheral
Medications
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Drugs
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
A PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line is a long intravenous (IV) catheter (tube). This IV is placed into a large vein in your arm and threaded into a large vein just above your heart. You may need a PICC line for long-term IV therapy of fluids and medication(s). This pamphlet explains the benefits of having a PICC line, where to go to get a PICC line, how your PICC line will be put in, what will happen after the procedure, the risks of inserting and having a PICC line, and care of your PICC line. Symptoms that require you to contact your primary health care provider or call 911 are listed. What to do if the PICC line breaks or is damaged is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: CVAD Practice Committee
Pamphlet Number
1571
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