Central Line Placement in presence of PICC line

Started by paingasdoc, May 15, 2008, 12:52:32 AM

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Would there be any concern about placing a central line for venous access in a patient with a (pre-existing) PICC line in-situ? Would the concern be primarily with regard to increased risk of infection? Would an expert recommend an approach to placement of Central Line in a patient with a PICC line?
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