lower risk of infection compared to other central lines
increased risk of pneumothorax
can be inserted at the patient bedside
Numbers 1, 3, and 5 are correct.
Inserting a PICC line does require sterile technique, but it can be done at the bedside and carries a lower risk of infection compared to other central lines. RNs must have special training to intersect a PICC line. There is no risk of pneumothorax during insertion because of the placement method.