Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) Ultrasound

what is PICC ultrasound ?

The implantation of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) into a superficial vein of the upper extremity using ultrasound guidance is a viable alternative to central catheters put through central veins.

Using ultrasound to guide PICC insertion

In patients with poor vascular access, ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement is an alternative to central venous access. The ultrasound-guided peripheral IV placement training will teach doctors how to use in-plane and out-of-plane techniques to cannulate brachial, basilic, and cephalic veins under ultrasound guidance. Students will achieve competency in cannulating vessels under direct ultrasound visualization through hands-on experience.

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