I have taught several classes on vascular access for my institution and stated that INS standards advise no blood draw from a Midline catheter. This was stated in the 2006 standards. One of the participants wrote to me recently and said that she does not see any thing in the 2011 standards that does not recommend blood draw from Midlines.
I looked in several areas of the Standards. Has this recommendation been dropped?
I looked at several of the previous posts on this and I think it does make sense about why we do not want to do this on a regular basis. I did note that avoidance of regular peripheral IV blood draws is stated by not about the midline.
I will correct my presentation if the standards are less restrictive with Midline catheters.
Fairview Hospital of the Cleveland Clinic