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ken baker
Leaving PICC as midline, safety concerns.

What is the best practice  while inserting a PICC line that you cannot advance to SVC, pulling the PICC back to a midline, or pulling the PICC out and inserting a true 20cm midline through the introducer that is already in place

 Inserting a true midline

 Inserting a true midline defined by tip location in the basilic, cephalic, or brachial vein in the upper arm, level with the axilla and distal to the shoulder. Leaving excess catheter length external is asking for trouble. There has been lots of previous discussion on this so you could do a search to find more. 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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