I am reviewing the new Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice regarding Midlines. It appears, if I am reading it correctly, that it is ok t select to insert a Midline if a pt. is receiving intermittent Vancomycin.
1. we do not anticipate the Vanco to be given greater than 6 days
2. We monitor closely for vein irritation and extravasation.
I know the statement regarding the Ph of the drugs has been since removed, when making a selection of Midline as appropriate line for insertion. So, that also would make it okay to instill Potassium, Phenergan etc.... with the same precautions since all will be intermittent. Is that Correct??
How is everyone else making their selections on this?? We just started doing Midlines and I want to start and continue to practice according the relevant standards.
Thank you in advance!
Gina Ward R.N, VA-BC