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 wHAT LeNGTH IS CLASSIFIeD AS A MIDLINe VS PIV ?

lynncrni
There is no specific length

There is no specific length for each. Midline refers to a specific tip location as defined in the INS SOP Glossary. There are 3 types of peripheral VADs now - short PIV, long PIV, and midline. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

mklaas
So would it be appropriate to

So would it be appropriate to say that a device such as an AccuCath placed under US guidance in the proximal cephalic, basilic, or brachial could be considered a midline? 

M.K.

ICU Nurse

RN, PHRN, VA-BC, NRP

lynncrni
Yes, if the insertion site

Yes, if the insertion site and length of patient's arm allows the tip to reach the midline location. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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