Arm PICC.jpgMany people having treatment for cancer or an infection live with a peripherally inserted central catheter or PICC at home.

This means that they need to understand complex information to care for the PICC safely and change how they live (e.g., showering and sleeping) to prevent complications.

But many people find this challenging and would benefit from increased support from nurses.


What is the aim of the project?

We would like to invite you to participate in a study to discuss your experience of living with a PICC.

We will use this information to develop an assessment tool so that nurses have a greater understanding of the issues and challenges people may face and a practical multimedia resource to help people to adapt to living with a PICC at home.

Eligibility requirements

  • Over 18 years of age and reside in South Australia
  • Have/had a PICC for treatment for cancer or an infection and live at home
  • Treatment managed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital

If you are interested, please click HERE to get started.

This research project is being led by Dr Rebecca Sharp from the University of South Australia. If you would like to talk to Rebecca about the project, you can contact her by email Rebecca.


This project has been approved by the University of South Australia's Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics Protocol reference number: 203534).