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A lines and PICC Lines

How do people feel about placing a PICC line in the same arm as an A line?

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Not ideal but it can be done.

Not ideal but it can be done. Damage from an arterial line will result in damage downstream toward the hand while the PICC is on the venous side. Not aware of any studies or other evidence supporting this. If you only have one extremity to work with, all VADs have to be in the same arm. 

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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