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How many cms above the elbow are you inserting your PICC lines? 


 That would depend upon the

 That would depend upon the design of the external catheter. It should be high enough so that arm movement does not cause the catheter to move or interfere with the dressing or external catheter, yet no so far up that you are moving into the axilla with its wet skin and therefore more types and numbers of organisms. Lynn

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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