Â We areÂ having an increasing number of IV's inserted in the breast in my hospital'sÂ Â ED department. They are done as "emergent". Sounds and loo ks very painful. Has anyone heard of this practice or any literature out there about extravasation/infection risk from this practice. I have searched and found nothing.
Also, does anyone know of any literature on the risk of infection related to PICC line clot. We have some nurses that are not calling the PICC team when one of the lumens clot, thinking that it is okay b/c they have one or two more lumens working. Would like to do an inservice with literature to back it up.
Thank You in Advance!!