CF always keeps you on your toes!
- Bronchoscopy is an endoscopic technique of visualizing the inside of the airways for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. An instrument (bronchoscope) is inserted into the airways, usually through the nose or mouth, or occasionally through a tracheostomy.
Picc line:A PICC line is a long, thin, hollow tube that a doctor or nurse puts into a vein above the bend of your elbow. It is used to give you chemotherapy and other medicines. It can stay in place until your treatment is over.
You’ll be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area before the line is put in.
Your doctor or nurse will gently thread the line along the vein in your arm until it’s in a large vein in your chest. You’ll have an x-ray to check it’s in the correct position.
The PICC line is held in place by a dressing which is changed every week. The cap at the end of the line is replaced weekly to reduce the risk of infection. The line is flushed regularly to prevent it becoming blocked.