Hi!Â I am looking for labels for MIDLINES.Â Does anyone use theseÂ and could you share the company and/or website you get them from?Â Thanks
Staff R.N. with no affiliation to any product or health care company(your basic front line grunt/wage slave)
Peter Marino R.N. BSN CRNI VA-BC Hospital based staff R.N. with no affiliation to any product or health care company.
Oh, but what a good one you are Peter!
Cheryl Kelley LOL
Cheryl Kelley RN BSN, VA-BC
In addition to using a MIDLINE, not a cut short PICC, the Midline itself is labeled as a MIDLINE. The labels I am looking for are to place on the dressing, so they are easily identified as Midlines every time the nurse accesses them. In addition, a sign will be placed over the bed.
Chris Cavanaugh, CRNI
Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC
We place 8" extension tubing that has a slide clamp and clave on all of our PICC's, ML's, PIV's. We then attach the appropriate label around the extension tubing. Water doesn't present a great problem, unless the Pt. is anasarcic with weeping edema. Then we place some transparent tape over the label. Of course the extension tubing and labels are replaced with dressing changes.
We also have over bed signs, which has brought some HIPPA concerns.