Picc line

How often is a picc to be cleaned in between 3 well cycles

  • Hi Suzied,

    Thanks for getting in touch.

    I’m not sure if it’s yourself or someone else that has the PICC line, but as @rily rightly said in your other post, these are normally flushed on a weekly basis.

    Some people may attend their chemotherapy unit, or they will be referred to their district nurse practise nurse to have this done.

    Many hospitals provide a patient information leaflet like this one with advice about the care of the PICC line, and problems to look out for.

    If you haven’t been given written information about caring for the line it’s worth asking the chemotherapy team if they have a leaflet they can give you.

    I hope this helps and if can provide further information or support please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us

    Take care, Linda (Cancer Information Nurse Specialist)