The 25-week-old baby is fine with the placement of the PICC in the NICU ward of the Amir Al-Momenin Educational Research and Treatment Center.

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The 25-week-old baby is fine with the placement of the PICC in the NICU ward of the Amir Al-Momenin Educational Research and Treatment Center.

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Public Relations of Amir Al-Momenin Educational and Medical Research Center:

A 28-year-old mother referred to the hospital for delivery on 27, Dec,2021. Her baby girl was born at 25 weeks at 2 am due to preterm delivery before the delivery ward.

The baby weighed 800 gr at birth. She was delivered to NICU with no heartbeat, no muscle tone and with abnormal skin color.

Dr. Navid Danaei, a Pediatric Neonatologist, admitted the baby to the NICU and placed in the PICC to start the treatment process for the infant.

Dr. Danaei defined the PICC: "Term and preterm infants who need long-term hospitalization in the neonatal intensive care unit due to their clinical conditions, often need to have an open intravenous vein for a long time due to the short time of the use of peripheral vessels." Maintenance of peripheral arteries usually requires frequent venipuncture. Therefore, finding an approach to provide long-term access to the open vein with minimal complications is one of the policies of neonatal wards.

He continued:

PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) is a long, soft, flexible catheter that extends through the periphery into the superior vena cava through the large veins of the upper extremity. It is used in children who need long- term intravenous medication. Since repeated venipuncture is painful and traumatic for a child, and excessive manipulation can lead to infection, PICC can be the best way to access blood vessels for this group of children.

Dr. Danaei acknowledged that now, after 37 days of the infant's hospitalization, the infant weighs 1,100 grams and she is in good general condition.

Thanks to the NICU nurses

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