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Jane Wright
What are viewers thoughts on the drawing of blood samples from midlines. Our information  says not too but other literature I have read doesnt agree with this. I understand it will increase the risk of occluding the line but feel you would weigh up the pros and cons as you would a PICC
A midline lines in a
A midline lines in a peripheral vein, unlike a PICC whose tip resides in the very large SVC. So using a midline for obtaining blood samples may increase vein irritation (aka phlebitis, thrombosis) and decrease the life of your line. So the standards of practice state to not use a midline for routine blood sampling. As with anything you would weigh the risk vs benefits for each patient. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


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