Had a staff meeting yesterday and we were told we no longer require a consent for PICC insertion, because it is not considered invasive. Sated it was covered in Hospital policy. What is everyone else doing? are you getting a seperate consent or are you covered under the general hospital consent for treatment?
Also, we have this ongoing discussion about upper arm measurementÂ What to do with it, How often it has to be done. I don't do it, but one of the younger ladies on the team insists that we do it. My feeling is if the patient is symptomatic pain with no edema, you are still going to question DVT and get a doppler. Am I on the right track? Right now we do nothing with the arm measurement after its done. If the arm swells, yes we get an order for doppler