Hoping everyone is saving their pennies for AVA/San Jose in October !
As part of our VAD management, (PIVs included) RN/MD staff were responsible to replace any PIV or CVC that came from an outside hospital within 24 hours OR 48 hours depending on the particular policy you read. Clearly this lead to confusion. Currently we are debating which time frame to abide by. How does your institution handle incoming (non-emergent/outside hospital) peripheral IV lines and CVCs ? AND what references are available that justify that practice ?
See you on the West coast in the fall....
Dave Bruce RN
Vascular Access Service