Understanding Medical Terminology

Term 1 (Pic Line)- Jessica

Origin: Radiologists, physician assistants, radiologist assistants, or certified registered nurses traditionally place the PIC using an ultrasound of the chest to aid in their insertion and to confirm placement. Traditionally a single PIC will only remian in the patient for up to 30 days at a time.
Physical Components: Pic stands for Percutaneous Intravenous Catheter and this catheter allows patients to recieve madicine and other fluids for an extended period of time. These plastic lines are long, thin, flexible, and usually inserted near the elbow. The tube is threaded up through a large vein in the arm into the chest. The lines do not require surgery for placement so there is little risk of infection.
Examples: The line is specifically used for Chemotherapy treatment, extended antibiotic therpay, or sometimes total nutrition.

++Term 2 (Minimally Invasive)- Adrian
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+++Term 3 (Robotics)- Katy
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Term 4 (Gene)- Casey

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