Consent for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Placement

September 1, 2011 | Aging Services Risk Management


Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs or PICC lines) are a type of central venous access device. They can be used in patient or resident populations to provide intravenous access for many therapies. PICCs are commonly used in long-term care, skilled nursing settings, and home care settings, as well as acute care and ambulatory care settings. PICCs offer several advantages.

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