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Ann Earhart
Discontinuing PICCs
Does everyone have the patient lie flat for PICC removal since it's a "central line" or can they sit up since it's in a peripheral site?
My outpatients are sitting

My outpatients are sitting in a chair, inpatients are in bed but no reason to lay them flat.


Dianne Sim RN VA-BC
 No reason to lay them flat

 No reason to lay them flat - the insertion site is in the periphery, and comparatively small, and is able to be easily compressed to prevent an air embolus.

Dianne Sim RN

Dianne Sim RN, VA-BC, CEO; IV Assist, Inc.

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