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Debbie Dunlavey
Measure CVP through open end Picc

Can an open ended picc (Power) be used to measure CVP.  If so were can I obtain information to support this in order to pass on to ICU nurses and physicians.  

Timothy L Creamer
Check the IFU for the

Check the IFU for the product used. If it is a Bard Power PICC you can reference the IFU on their website under Nursing PICC's, it is on page 8 of 8.

Timothy L. Creamer, RN

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point

Clinical Educator, Bard Access Systems

Timothy L. Creamer, RN

Clinical Specialist, Bard Access Systems

Karen Day
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you will also find this

you will also find this information on the IFU for the Angiodynamics Morpheus Power Injectable PICC line.


Chris Cavanaugh
You can determine a CVP
You can determine a CVP reading through any open ended catheter that is 20G or larger.  Yoiu do not need "permission" from the FDA to do this.  We have been doing it for years before any company decided to get approval for this.  See Kelly Rosenthal's article attached.

Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

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