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PICC Blockage



    • 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.
Last updated on January 1st, 2018