Forum topic

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
Carol Gosselin
guidelines for picc placement and blood cultures

Does anyone have guidelines for picc placement when blood cultures have been drawn but are not final. We have been waiting 48 hours from the time the cultures are planted. IF pt's condition is such that they can not wait, we asked ID to ok picc placement. What are others doing? Thanks in advance for your help.

Carol Gosselin

Miriam Hospital

Providence RI

Typically with patients like

Typically with patients like these, our ID docs will give them at least one dose of Vancomycin before the PICC is to be placed. They prefer 12-24 hours after the Vanco to have the PICC placed.

Log in or register to post comments