I have come across a few pts where a PICC line was placed in the subclavian vein via the anterior chest wall with the tip in the SVC. Ran into this a few times and would like to know: 1) What would you call this type of line specifically, and 2) what guidelines do you think this falls under. Central line, yes, but is it technically a picc? I have googled the you-know-what out of it to no avail! All 3 pts came from a specific major hospital in the area. Anybody know of any literature on this? I was asked to replace these lines (for various reasons) and deferred; advising facility to send pts back to where line was placed. Now I am curious as as to exactly what classification this type of line falls under (aside from a central line). Thanx in advance!! Jim Kuhel R.N.