As I am reviewing the past topics, I have come across regarding the topic of drawing labs via a midline. I have seen topics dating from 2013 with no yet that it s beneficial or appropriate to draw labs from midlines. Is there any new (recent) evidence out there regarding labs and midlines? My health care system is still split on this topic. My facility still does not want labs drawn from midlines but our sister hospital says yes and that they have been doing for years. They are going by the maufacturers recommendation but no other EBP.
Please any updates? We want to do whats best for out patients and if drawing labs from a midline will make the patients satisfied with less sticks then should we practice this?