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Midlines placed at outside facilty

Is it a  recommended practice to remove midlines that are placed at another facility or hospital on admission?

No, that is not in any

No, that is not in any guidelines. Every patient with a VAD placed outside your facility requires a thorough assessment of the external catheter, dressing, skin integrity, securement method AND lumen patency. Removal of any VAD is done for 2 reasons - unresolved complication or end of therapy. Admission to a new facility is not a reason for removal. 

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

Thank you as always Lynn!

Thank you as always Lynn!

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