Here are a series of videos that I made to show you how I do my IV antibiotic treatment for Lyme Disease by a picc line. I now have a central line port-a-cath, but had a picc line for my treatment of my Lyme Disease for 11 months -for a lot of that time we had nurses coming in and doing the treatment, but for the last 4 months we did it ourselves (and we also did it ourselves for my mother's 9 months of IV antibiotics to treat her Lyme Disease). I hope you find these videos useful.
Step 1 - Setting up to do an IV antibiotic treatment via a picc line (or central port)
Step 2 - Priming the line
Step 3 - Connecting the IV when doing an IV antibiotic treatment via a picc line (or central port)
Step 4 - How to finish the IV.
Tips and hints on how to make sure your PICC line lasts (so you don't get a clot or infection), and how to make it more comfortable for you (because, lets face it, sometimes having plastic tubing coming out of your arm for months at a time isn't very comfortable).
PICC line Tips and hints 2
Resources for picc lines, and information about Lyme Disease