Can I get your opionion(s) once and for all on this topic. A non-emergent patient with recent bilateral mastectomies and lymph removal (unable to determine how extensive) requires an IV to go to radiology for port placement. It would be very short term and would only receive whatever pain/sedation meds are used in IR for the procedure. An EJ was attempted and failed. What is our best option for this patient?
Kristi Selck, RN, BSN