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