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PICCs (Peripherally inserted central catheters) provide access to the venous system, to allow for the delivery of medication or fluids. Typically, PICCs are used for patients who require therapy that will extend over a period of time. PICCs are usually inserted into a vein in the upper arm. Navilyst Medical's Vaxcel® PICC with PASV® Valve Technology is designed to automatically close and remain closed when not in use and automatically open for infusion or sampling. Its innovative design offers the versatility and capability to provide enhanced PICC placement and care.
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General PICC Placement Information
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are indicated for patients who require extended central venous access. This extended access may be needed:
Typically, PICCs are used for patients who require therapies that will extend over a period of time. A PICC provides for patient comfort and convenience, and eases the management of home care. Further, peripheral entry for central access helps avoid complications that accompany subclavian or jugular catheter placement, such as pneumothorax.