A Hickman line is a central venous catheter most often used for the administration of chemotherapy or other medications, as well as for the withdrawal of blood for analysis. Some types are used mainly for the purpose of apheresis or dialysis.
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Central venous catheter - a blood-vessel access device usually inserted into the subclavian or jugular vein w/ the distal tip resting in the superior vena cava just above the (R) atrium; used for long- term intravenous Tx or TPN
Central lines are used to administer large amounts of fluid, including total parenteral nutrition. (A) A short (nontunneled) triple-lumen percutaneous (through the skin) central venous catheter This catheter is inserted into the subclavian vein and threaded up into the superior vena cava (Lynn, 2008). (B) The peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line is inserted into the antecubital space and is sufficiently long to be threaded up into the superior vena cava (Lynn, 2008). (C) The…