This article presents a number of case studies, spanning a 12-month period, associated with peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) tip location. The aim is to generate debate around the journey PICC tips may take; it is not the purpose of this article to debate technological solutions to the issue of PICC tip location. The discussion of each case illustrates a wide range of potential aberrant PICC tip locations and offers an insight into how the aberrant tip location was resolved in each case.
Jackson, A. and Buttle, A. (2016) Selection of case studies describing PICC tip malposition. British Journal of Nursing. 25(14), p.S28–S32. DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2016.25.14.S28.