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PICC line insertion


PICC line insertion

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Video shows a PICC line insertion for a patient who possibly will have long term antibiotic therapy.  This procedure is completed by a RN who is specially trained in the procedure.  This is a sterile procedure.  PICC lines can stay in place for at least one year.  PICC lines are mostly used for long term antibiotic therapys and certain chemotherapy.  PICC lines keep patients from having to have peripherial IV's started for the therapy.  Most people can continue with there daily activities with... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: Video
Date Added to MERLOT: November 14, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 15, 2009
Submitter: Robert Sloan


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: from YouTube
Language: English
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