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10 y.o. picc referral

Recieved referral for 10 yr for picc placement. We do not have a pediatric picc program. Patient was referred to radiology due to age. What age do you use as a cut off? or do you go by weight? I'm referring to the school-age/teenager group. We have placed picc in 16 yo in past as they are adult size. Looking for guidelines for when we get future referral for this age group

re 10 year old

I would probably place a 3.5fr or 4fr in a 10 year old if the patient is pretty healthy...their basilics are quite large and will accomodate this size line.

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