Does anybody have current information on measuring the diameter of the vein before determining the size of the picc line to be used (or whether a picc is appropriate)?
Chris Curtisi Â
We use an ultrasound unit that has a graphic on the screen that visually shows the various sizes of piccs Â within an appropriate size vessel. You may want to Â contact CRBard and get these measurmemts. Â Also, this unit has a Â measuring display that shows 0.5 cm marks. From my experience, Â a vein that size (0.5 cm) is appropriate for all size piccs. When a vein is half that size, that vein is getting small and the larger 6 Fr picc may not be appropriate.