We have recently started inserting midlines in our facility. When we received our training, it was shared most facilites are not requiring a physician order to place midlines?!?! The RN trained to place midlines would detemine if the midline is apropropriate, That is determined by patient diagnosis, the treatment plan, length of time for treatment , IV medications.
Should there be a physician order for a midline or Does a facility protocol cover placing a midine per trained RNs assessment?
Thank you for your assistance