Are you all performing a "time out" prior to Midline insertion ? Because these are considered a peripheral IV we have not been doing such. But, I believe I read somewhere that teams were.
Removal of a midline; we typically remove the catheter, using gauze hold pressure until hemostasis achieved then tape the gauze to site and finished. Recently I was reading where people were utlizling the same dressing and procedure as when removing a PICC line for air embolism prevention. What is the data or evidence on this?? Is it needed?
Thanks in advance, Gina Ward RN, VA-BC