A Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter is a long thin tube that is inserted into a vein in the upper arm and positioned in the body above the heart. The catheter is designed to remain in the body for up to 6 months. You do not need to stay in hospital while you have a PICC. It is important to keep the patient safety card on you at all times as not all PICC’s are the same. Check with your nurses before you leave the department if you have had a “Power PICC” inserted.
Your Doctor has asked for this procedure to be performed because you require the following;
You will need to present to the Day Procedure Unit on the day of your appointment – your admission time will be sent to you with your appointment time. This will allow the nurses time to complete your admission paperwork and any other tests that may be required such as blood.
You are not required to fast for this procedure. You may continue to take any regular medication.
Please continue to take your blood pressure medication. Please bring a list of your medications with you.
Please contact MIVIR if you are taking medication for the following conditions;