Our NICU at CMC is proud to have a PICC team. Our PICC team currently has seven specially trained RNs that place these essential lines in our most vulnerable patients. There has been a team in place for the last 22 years. A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is a line that is inserted into a peripheral vein and threaded into central circulation. This provides a reliable safe means of having long-term IV access. Our NICU population is comprised of low birth weight, critically and chronically ill neonates that often times have lengthy hospital stays. A PICC gives us the ability to safely give parenteral nutrition, IV fluids, and medications; therefore supporting growth and enhancing their care. In 2017, our team placed 31 lines and 13 so far in 2018.