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    Old 10-12-2003, 06:39 PM   #1
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    Post PICC line verses mid-line

    Has anyone had a mid-line installed verses a PICC line. My doctor prescribed a home IV therapy (I've never done this before) and he dispatched this to a Home Health business. They called and told me they would come out and install the PICC line and all. It's my understanding that a full blown PICC line must be verified by an Xray for placement. This leads me to believe they are going to install a mid-line which only runs to about the top of the shoulder verses all the way around the shoulder further into the vital organs.
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    Old 10-13-2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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    Not sure I know what a mid line is. I have had picc lines before and they have worked well for me (I've had 2 double lung tx's). One time though, they tried to get one in me and couldn't because I got all tense or something, so then they put me out for it and still couldn't get it in. My arm was all bruised very badly. So they tend to put me out to put them in. I have had home iv drugs millions of times. I now have a port but it doesn't work well. ~Katie~

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