Central Lines and Care
Central lines are often used when a patient needs chemotherapy, intravenous nutrition and frequent lab draws. There are many types and specific ways to care for them.
Central Line Care
Information about central lines and the care they require.
A PICC line is a long-term use access to your vein that can be used to give chemotherapy, medications, nutrition and to draw blood for lab work.
A Hickman line is used long-term to access your veins and can be used to give chemotherapy, intravenous medications, nutrition, and to draw blood for labs.
Implanted Venous Access Device (Port)
A port, sometimes called a Port-a-Cath or an implanted venous access device, is a device that is made up of a reservoir attached to a soft, small, long, hollow tube. The reservoir is placed under the skin and the tube is placed into a vein.