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PICC Blockage

January 1st, 2018


  • Clinical Features

  • Inability to flush the line
  • Kinking of the line
  • Pain
  • Causes of PICC Blockage

  • Clot in the PICC
  • Kinking of the PICC
  • Prevention

  • Regular flushing of the line
  • Regular checks to ensure the line is not kinked
  • Management

  • Check for kinks, and remove the cannula if unable to flush.
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