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Vascular Access Devices Inserted by The Vascular Access Service NHS GG&C

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) -

Suitable for the duration of therapy.

No preparation required, no exclusion criteria (although patient must be able to position arm to enable insertion).

Suitable for all drugs and short term parenteral nutrition (PN)

CT compatible and Non CT compatible depending on the device.

Tunnelled Central Venous Catheter (TCVC) -
Suitable for the duration of therapy.
Not all patients are suitable to attend the Nurse led service as we have an exclusion criteria - (please see referrals section).
The TCVCs we insert are cuffed so they require to be removed by an appropriately trained individual under local anaesthetic.
Midline Catheters -

4F 12cm Smartmidline - last up to 29 days. Pressure injectable.
Last Updated: 11 August 2020