A PICC can be used to give treatments such as chemotherapy, blood transfusions, antibiotics, intravenous (IV) fluids and liquid food (TPN) if you’re not able to eat. It can also be used to take samples of blood for testing. Sterile maximum barrier precautions are used during insertion to protect the insertion site from infection.
This means a patient won't need to have IV's put in every time they have treatment. You can go home with the PICC line in and it can be left in for weeks or months. A PICC may be helpful if doctors and nurses find it difficult to get a regular IV into vein.
Let our Specialized PICC team use ultrasound guidance to place a PICC line using max barrier precautions at your facility all while following industry standards every time.