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Pacemakers and placing PICCs at bedside

Is there any written guidelines or evidence based research for bed side placement when the patient has a pacemaker?  I know we should not attempt on the side of the pacemaker, however, my question is;  Should it be done at the bedside at all? 

No guidelines

There are no published guidelines that I am aware of. My company offers a continuing education course that explores all the issues associated with CVC and pacemakers. The known evidence is presented in this online course written by Deb Richardson, formerly the clinical nurse specialist from the infusion team at MD Anderson. Learn more about this course at


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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