peripherally inserted central catheter

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peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC),

tube inserted into the superior vena cava through a peripheral vein.

peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC)

a long catheter introduced through a vein in the arm, then through the subclavian vein into the superior vena cava or right atrium to administer parenteral fluids (as in hyperalimentation) or medications or to measure central venous pressure.

pe·riph·er·al·ly in·sert·ed cen·tral cath·e·ter

(PICC) (pĕr-if'ĕr-ăl-ē in-sĕr'tĕd sĕn'trăl kath'ĕ-tĕr)
Tube inserted into the superior vena cava through a peripheral vein.
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A PICC, also called a PIC line, is the standard method to administer ceftriaxone and other injectable antibiotics when a course of longer duration, typically seven days or more, is indicated.
v PIC line introduced by seldinger technique (LEADERFLEX/LEADERCATH or its equivalent)
WORCESTER - Women knit, crochet, cross-stitch and embroider PIC line covers during a Worcester Tornadoes game against the Quebec Les Capitales at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field Sunday.
The stitchers will be making colorful, creative PIC line covers during the game that will be donated to Worcester-area hospitals.
In this quest to read ECGs or insert PIC lines, the patient's disease or condition might, at times, become a distraction from other important considerations.