Reply To: PICC line life

  • Katherine Dodge

    November 18, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    When I worked with adults, we would leave the line in place as long as there was no sign of infection, no issues at the insertion site, and the line remained patent.

    Oh, and as long as there was no signs of a thrombus developing.

    Hope this helps,

    Katherine Dodge, BSN, RN
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Original Message:
    Sent: 10-31-2019 02:31 AM
    From: Sarah Hakim
    Subject: PICC line life


    kindly advise for how many months do you keep the PICC lines on a patient?

    Thank you.

    Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN
    Clinical Educator