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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The peripherally inserted central catheter is a long (20-24 inches) intravenous access device made of a soft flexible material (silicone or polymer).
SAN DIEGO -- Oral antibiotic therapy should be the preferred postdischarge treatment for pediatric patients with complicated pneumonia, as peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) treatment has higher rates of treatment failure, adverse drug reactions, and related revisits, according to Dr.
PERIPHERALLY Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) are inserted in patients who require long term treatment with irritant and vesicant drugs, medication with extremes of pH and osmolarity, cytotoxic drugs or parenteral nutrition and those with poor or limited venous access requiring treatment.
The company's Semprus BioSciences subsidiary has been issued CE certification from its notified body, the DEKRA Certification Group of the Netherlands, to market the company's Nylus peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) with Semprus Sustain technology in the European Union.
The statement, entitled, "Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Lines or Ports for Power Injectors" reads: "The ASRT recognizes the use of power injectors with a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) line or ports for power injectors is within the scope of practice for radiologic technologists with the appropriate clinical and didactic education and when an FDA-approved PICC line catheter or port specifically for power injectors is used and manufacturer guidelines regarding infusion rate and pressure are followed, where state and/or institutional policy permits.
Antibiotics were modified because of sensitivity to ceftriaxone and gentamycin, and the patient was discharged to complete the 6-week course through a peripherally inserted central catheter line at home.