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Caring for your PICC line at home

If you have a PICC line (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) put in your arm, there are some important things you need to know. This line is used for intravenous therapy such as medications, blood transfusions, extra fluids, or nutrition that you will need over an extended period of time.

Your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions on how to care for your PICC line, but this fact sheet produced by the US Association of Practitioners in Infection Control will give you some additional tips:

http://apic.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/ind/bWFpbGluZ2l...

Author: Association of Practitioners in Infection Control

Published: 12/12/2014

Publication Type: Factsheet, Home Healthcare