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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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 central chest line had to be removed immediately, and a PIC line had to be emplaced in the poor girl's arm, to accommodate the antibiotics.
They were supposed to draw blood every few days, and not out of the PIC line, but none of them could hit a vein.
Out went the PIC line and in went another central chest line, a really big, three- pronged one.
v PIC line introduced by seldinger technique (LEADERFLEX/LEADERCATH or its equivalent)
They then inserted a pic line for antibiotics, at which time he suffered a stroke.
The stitchers will be making colorful, creative PIC line covers during the game that will be donated to Worcester-area hospitals.
During times of inactivity, the PIC line is covered to prevent it from catching or pulling out.
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.