Video: PICC line placement – Mayo Clinic

The veins in your arms are identified as peripheral veins. That simply just suggests they are not in the center section of your system. A catheter inserted into a peripheral vein and guided to a central vein is identified as a peripherally inserted central catheter. It can be also identified as a PICC line. PICC line placement will involve inserting a PICC line into a significant blood vessel that prospects to your heart.