Could I get some feedback on whether everyone is xraying PICCs that are placed in terminal hospice patients? Â A hospice we work with would prefer no xrays to verify tip, to keep costs down. Their reimbursement is so low that any additional cost is reviewed carefully. Â Mostly these are used for a very slow infusion of Morphine or Dilaudid. Â Â Does everyone xray no matter what? Â I know it is my license that is on the line, so I have concerns. Â What is the standard of care for this in the hospice population? Â Thanks.
Halle Utter, RN, BSN
Intravenous Care, INCÂ