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Phlebotomists drawing off of PICCs

I am just curious if many facilities allow Phlebotomists to draw off of PICCs/ports?  Our current hospital policy states only RN's can do the draw but this is being looked at to help decrease the RN's work load.


Angela Lee
Definitely not.  I have

Definitely not.  I have watched their technique with just drawing blood cultures and they do not have the knowledge base to draw labs from any line.  With all the collaboratives , checklists, initiatives, etc. in place for reduction of CRBSI my thinking is this is one unneccessary varible to throw in.  Compliance would be difficult to monitor.

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