wHAT LeNGTH IS CLASSIFIeD AS A MIDLINe VS PIV ?
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., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861
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?
RN, PHRN, VA-BC, NRP
Yes, if the insertion site and length of patient's arm allows the tip to reach the midline location.