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Kristine Selck

Our institution is developing a midline policy.  Do other institutions restrict midline placement to patients that have been afebrile for 48 hours?

Thank you,


How are you supposed to get

How are you supposed to get them afebrile if you can't put a midline in to give them their antibiotics?

Keith W. Gilchrist, MSN, RN, PHN, OCN, CRNI, VA-BC
Oncology Nurse Navigator, David Grant Medical Center
Travis AFB, CA

Chris Cavanaugh
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I am not familiar with a policy like that in any facility, and I have visited many across the country.  Why would you consider this?  It is a peripheral IV, placed with sterile technique.  Fever should not be a contraindication.  Your manufacturer can likely give you some indications for use or a sample policy that you can work from.  

Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

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