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Midline versus midclavicular

Our hospital places midclavicular PIC and PICC lines. I know of other hospitals that place only midlines and PICCs. Wondering what other hospitals do.


Midclavicular tip location
Midclavicular tip location is not recognized by the INS standards as an acceptable tip location. The AVA position paper on PICC tip location is in opposition to midclavicular lines and now we have the case report of a midclavicular line causing a young pilot to loose his career due to vein thrombosis and complex regional pain syndrome. I would urge you to immediately stop the use of all midclavicular lines. The only time this tip location should be considered is when anatomical and pathophysiological reasons prohibit proper tip location in the SVC and all other factors such as type and length of therapy has been carefully considered. Lynn

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

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