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Implanted Ports

Should mid-arm circumference be measured with an implanted port or is that only done with midlines and PICCs?

Mid arm circumference is not

Mid arm circumference is not needed with an implanted port and is not done on a regular basis for PICC or midlines. For a PICC Or midline take this measurement at baseline before insertion and then repeat it if clinical signs and symptoms suggest the need to compare to the baseline. This is not done on a regular or scheduled basis. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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