PICC Line Insertions


A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a long, thin tube that goes into your body through a vein in your upper arm. The PICC helps carry nutrients and medicines into your body. It is also used to draw blood when you need to have blood tests. A PICC is used when you need intravenous (IV) medical treatment over a long period of time or if blood draws done the regular way have become difficult.