We are consideing discharging patients with mid-line cathters as appropriate. Length of time antibiotics needed, osmolarity, and appropriate line for patient.
We have quite alot of drug using patients and obviousley the PICC would be a little bigger issue in these patients but how are your facilities deciding on discarge ability with these lines, PICC's and Mid-lines?
Currently is a mid-line acceptable with 6 weeks vancomycin? I had heard the mid-line is good for 29 days (clinically indicated and site condition), and being it's a pheripheral and those lines are referenced in INS as to use as clincally indicated and site condition rather than length of days or time, how is that being handled in your facilities.
I am assuming (which is not the best thing to do) is the mid-line would be as manufactor recommends?
Are there INS standards I am not seeing concerning the use of mid-lines?
I would appreciate any information, as I'm presently looking up information concerning this.
Lynn you have such a vast knowledge of INS Standards and such, I look forward to your remarks.
Thank you so much