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New Lesson from CNO/COO of a Hospital about PICC lines

PICC lines are a matter of nursing convenience because the RN's do not want to stick the patient for IV restarts and blood draws.

PICC lines are a matter of patients not wanting to be stuck again for blood draws every day and the patient does not know what they need only a medical professional does

This weeks comments from a chief nursing officer of a 800 bed facility and the chief operating officer

I wanted to put them in a hospital bed and give them two weeks of vancomycin with a lab draw twice a day as a matter of convenience


mary ann ferrannini
This is shocking. A chief

This is shocking. A chief nursing officer actually said this? This person has to be someone that has not practiced at the bedside for the last 20 years or so, and is not in touch with the real life world of patient care in the 21st century. I hope you educated this person. If not lets at least send her some information about PICCs that has been written in the last 5 years or so!!!!

David Longseth,RN Trauma

David Longseth,RN Trauma Life Center University of Wisconsin Hospital

Comparable in ignorance to this one,from a VP of nursing:

'PICC placement requires no special skills,knowledge or training. Anyone who can start an IV can do a PICC and as such it is not worth dedicating RN time to the procedure. It would be best performed by an unlicensed tech.' 





This reminds me of what a

This reminds me of what a long-time friend use to say, "You just can't fix stupid!"


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

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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