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Blood Cultures and PICC placement

Is the any EBP out there that supports waiting 48 hours for negative results on blood cultures prior to PICC placement?

None that I have ever found.

None that I have ever found. Decision to place any type of CVAD is based on the opinion of the prescriber. Some type of VAD would be required for IV antibiotics. Even a PIV can become colonized and produce BSI. My opinion is to place the most apprpropriate VAD from the beginning. Read my blog post and download the references listed for more informati

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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