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Two PICC Line Complications to Watch Out For

 PICC lines are a modern medical device that are commonly used for patients who are in need of intravenous therapy over a long period. Unlike standard IVs which can only be used for a short period of time and can cause damage or scarring to the veins after repeated insertions, a PICC line goes in once (with careful insertion) and can remain for as long as 12 months. Nurses and doctors today have ...
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PICC Line Complications: Common Issues and How To Prevent Them

If you’ve been recently diagnosed to require a PICC line, it can be overwhelming. To avoid PICC line complications, it’s important to know how to take care of yourself while wearing a PICC line, such as keeping it clean and hygienic with PICC line dressing changes. ...
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6 Tips for Soaking up the Sun with a PICC Line

As someone hailing from the Ocean State, I was totally devastated this summer when I realized I wouldn’t be able to splash in the waves at Narragansett Beach, where I grew up. Growing up, most of my friends were at summer camp, so my dad would drop me off with two dollars, a cheese sandwich, my boogie board, and said, “see you at 5 o'clock!”...
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10 Tips for Living Mighty Well with a PICC Line

When you get a new piece of medical equipment, it can definitely take some getting used to. Having a line hanging from your arm isn't natural—you weren't born with it, so it's normal that you'll need to adapt to living with it. Personally, I've been living with a PICC line for a year. Now, I don't even notice it's there; it just feels like an extension of my body! At first, I was concerned, as I ...
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Show Your PICC Some Love: Top Tips for a Cleaner PICC Line

Lyme warrior, Sara, reveals her top daily tips and tricks for keeping a clean PICC line. She encourages fellow fighters to always protect their PICC lines with a PICCPerfect cover!  Read her blog below: ...
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