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Dr. Jacob Petrosky
9 years experience General Surgery
PICC Stands for...: Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter. The PICC is a very small IV catheter that is inserted in your arm, that allows Doctors to give you medications ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
A PICC line is : A peripherally inserted central catheter and is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (e.g. For long chemothera ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: The Picc line travels from the point of insertion to the mid chest, so the length depends on the size of the person and the site of entry.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not good to do. : High risk of infection!
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Safety of PICC line: Peripherally inserted central venous catheter (picc) is safe when it is inserted by an experienced operator. An x-ray should always be done to confirm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Many months: If catheter needed and no infection.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Letourneau
21 years experience Critical Care
IV: A picc line is a peripherally inserted central catheter. It is a long IV that is typically placed in a large vein in the upper arm. The tip of the c ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Raemisch
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Should not: Normally there should not be any problems with the picc line when it's in or when it's taken out. Sometimes we do see problems such as infection, sma ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Replace if needed: Unless a person injures themselves by tearing the skin or superficial vein, and as long as the person did not break off a portion of the catheter leav ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
At our: hospital, ir refers to Interventional Radiology. So the order is for the picc to be placed by the Interventional Radiology team.

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