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Arm circumference as a standard of care

Hello Everyone,

Quick question: Is it considered the standard of care, as part of the daily PICC assessment, to measure and document arm circumference ? The INS standards do not specifically cite this. Nor do I find anything in the CDC guidelines. Thanks in advance.

David Bruce RN

Vascular Access Team

Albany NY


 No, there are far too many

 No, there are far too many ways that daily measurements can vary from nurse to nurse and there is no evidence that this is useful. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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