Peripherally inserted central catheter - dressing change

PICC - dressing change

A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a long, thin tube that goes into your body through a vein in your upper arm. The end of this catheter goes into a large vein near your heart.

At home you will need to change the dressing that protects the catheter site. A nurse or technician will show you how to change the dressing. Use the information below to help remind you of the steps.

What to Expect at Home

Dressing Changes

Changing Your Dressings

Other Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional