Canterbury DHB


Indications for Use

In Haematology patients, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) may be inserted for patients that are unable to have a Hickman© catheter (e.g. a patient with a mediastinal mass). They may also be inserted for patients that have poor peripheral access.

There is a patient information sheet available which explains the insertion procedure and ongoing care.

About this Canterbury DHB document (6580):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 6580