The case reported here of an infant with a PICC tip residing in a PLSVC posed local debate about the best course of action to take. Nevertheless, this experience has raised awareness of the need for practitioners to be aware of the potential for unusual features like PLSVC, to confound the practice expectations and prompted exploration of whether to adopt newer technologies (such as bedside ultrasound) into the PICC insertion practice portfolio.

Authors :
Matheus van Rens1 Director of Nursing and Vascular Access, NICU
Kevin Hugill2 Director of Nursing (Education)
Aala Eldin Fawzy Mohamed El Fakharany1 Consultant Radiologist, Clinical Imaging Department
Krisha Leigh Garcia1 Nurse Educator, NICU

1Women’s Wellness and Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2Nursing and Midwifery Education Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar