Consent for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Placement
September 1, 2011 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
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.