NCLEX RN Practice Question # 861

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 861.


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PICC line

  • The catheter is used for long-term IV therapy, frequently in the home.
  • The basilic vein usually is used, but the median cubital and cephalic veins in the antecubital area also can be used.

  • The catheter is threaded so that the catheter tip may terminate in the subclavian vein or superior vena cava.
  • A small amount of bleeding may occur at the time of insertion and may continue for 24 hours, but bleeding thereafter is not expected.
  • Phlebitis is a common complication.
  • Insertion is below the heart level; therefore air embolism is not common.

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