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PICC-Related Thrombosis

January 1st, 2018


  • Clinical Features

  • Pain, swelling, erythema of the upper arm
  • Symptoms / signs of pulmonary embolism
  • Prevention

  • Use the smallest possible PICC line
  • Minimise PICC line duration where possible
  • Management

  • Watch for signs and symptoms for early diagnosis
  • Ultrasound to confirm thrombosis
  • Remove the PICC
  • Look for signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism
  • Commence anticoagulation as apppropriate
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