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
We have had patients that are highly anxious and seen them more likely to react to PICC removal. I agree with Lynn. Another factor that helps is having a calm nurse. Be aware of your own stress reaction and reassure the patient that this occurs with some patients.
We have had patients that actually felt the "release" of the vein and tell us that you can take it out now.
Difficulty with removal seems to happen rarely now.
Wendy Erickson RN
Eau Claire WI