What Are My Options?

A vascular access device (VAD) provides access to your veins for the delivery of I.V. medications and infusion therapy. Your doctor will choose the device appropriate for your treatment needs.

Peripheral I.V. (PIV)

Common for short-term use, placed in lower arm.

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs)

External device placed in upper arm for short or long-term access.

Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (Chronic CVCs)

External device placed in chest, common for long-term use.

Did you know

Choosing a method of delivery is an important decision for you and your doctor. Depending on your treatment regimen, you have the option to choose a delivery method that fits your particular needs. Ask your doctor what vascular access device may be right for you.