We are a relatively new PICC team started in Dec. We now
place about 70 PICC lines per month. With this increase there has become
an issue of blood draws. We still have a few LPN's who work at our
hospital. Because of our policy LPN's can not hang meds on PICC lines
so they can't do the blood draws. This causes extra work for the RN who
must do the draws for the LPN's.
I am wondering if this policy we have is out dated? Are there facilities that
allow LPN's to use PICC lines for infusion and to do blood draws?
Thanks in advance for your help.