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What type of doctor can order a picc line?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Working in hospital

Doctors who work in the hospital are typically the ones ordering/having this ordered/placed.
The procedure is simple and often an IV nurse can do this. In more difficult cases, surgical docs or intervention radiologists may help placing this line.

In brief: Working in hospital

Doctors who work in the hospital are typically the ones ordering/having this ordered/placed.
The procedure is simple and often an IV nurse can do this. In more difficult cases, surgical docs or intervention radiologists may help placing this line.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Any Dr in Hospital

Any physician involved with the direct care and supervision of patients in the hospital or even involved with home health IV infusions can order a picc line placement.

In brief: Any Dr in Hospital

Any physician involved with the direct care and supervision of patients in the hospital or even involved with home health IV infusions can order a picc line placement.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Almost any...

Just about any doctor responsible for patients in a hospital, skilled nursing, or extended care facility might order a picc line for infusion of IV medications, IV nutrition, or frequent blood draws for labs.
For outpatients, picc lines are also used for IV infusions (such as antibiotics or chemotherapy) or IV nutrition.

In brief: Almost any...

Just about any doctor responsible for patients in a hospital, skilled nursing, or extended care facility might order a picc line for infusion of IV medications, IV nutrition, or frequent blood draws for labs.
For outpatients, picc lines are also used for IV infusions (such as antibiotics or chemotherapy) or IV nutrition.
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not limited to type

Many types of doctors can order picc lines placement.
Doctors that actually place picc lines are those that are trained to do so, including but not limited to interventional radiologists and intensive care doctors. Nurses very commonly place picc lines and may be highly skilled. Institutional practice varies widely, so certification in placement and knowledge about appropriate use are important.

In brief: Not limited to type

Many types of doctors can order picc lines placement.
Doctors that actually place picc lines are those that are trained to do so, including but not limited to interventional radiologists and intensive care doctors. Nurses very commonly place picc lines and may be highly skilled. Institutional practice varies widely, so certification in placement and knowledge about appropriate use are important.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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