I disagree with most of the previous posts. I had PICC line place at the University hospital that NJC set me to. The person who inserted it said she does not understand why NJC makes that recommendation. I hate being poked. I was happy to have the home health nurses take weekly blood draws from the PICC line. Only the supervising R.N. would do it per NJC. She felt comfortable with it and so did I. I had no problems at all. You have to make the choice for yourself. You are in charge of your care. Do what is comfortable for you.