I am a nurse from UCSF and I am part of the Evidence Based Practice Fellowship and I am researching blood sampling from 1.9Fr PICC lines in premature infants and newborns.
1) Does anyone work at a hospital that regularly draws their labs from this small of a catheter or even a 2.3Fr?
Â 2) If so, has there been any research supporting your units policy and procedure?
Â Any feedback would be amazing. I have found a bunch of research supporting blood draws from 3Fr PICC catheters, but none that are smaller.Â The manufacturer (BD) does not have research supporting or rejected such blood draws.
Â Thank you!