TABLE 1.

Direction of the Displacement of the PICCs Related to Various Movements of the Upper Extremity

Shoulder and Elbow MovementVein of Catheter Placement
BasilicCephalicAxillary
Shoulder adductionToward the heartAway from the heartToward the heart
Shoulder abductionAway from the heartToward the heartAway from the heart
Elbow flexionToward the heartToward the heartNo effect
Elbow extensionAway from the heartAway from the heartNo effect