This document details information pertaining to the care and maintenance of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs). This document is required to reduce the risks and complications associated with all aspects of PICC care by standardising best practice for all practitioners to follow.



The document will apply to all healthcare practitioners who use PICC’s in the primary or secondary care settings and have attended their IV Study Day and been signed off as competent to use these devices.



This document is based on empirical evidence and expert opinion, incorporating Vessel Health Preservation, Infection Prevention and Infusion Nurses Society recommendations. This will ensure that the standard of care delivered will be consistent throughout primary and secondary care, and that the delivery of care concerning the care and maintenance of PICCs will be of a consistent high standard.


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Louise Hamilton – IV Specialist Nurse
Ratified by: Safety and Quality Committee
Date Ratified: October 2020
Date Issued: December 2020
Review Date: October 2023
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Louise Hamilton – IV Specialist Nurse


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