Venous Access (Hickman, PICC, Port)
Central venous access catheters such as Hickman, PICC, and Port catheters are tubes inserted in a patient’s skin which allow blood to be drawn or medication or nutrients to be given simply and painlessly. Venous access allows patients to be spared the discomfort of repeat needlesticks.
For more information go to RadiologyInfo.org Information for Patients:
- Venous Access Procedures: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=vasc_access