At our facility, a radiology technician placed a PICC line in the basilic vein, which at that time also contained a midline catheter. The PICC was placed proximal to the midline. The chest xray clearly shows the tip of the midline in the axillary region along side the PICC. Both were 5Fr catheters.
As we prepare a written discussion of our concerns to give to the administrators, we have been unable to find anything written (standards, studies, etc) that states this is not best practice. You all agree this is not ok, right? Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? Presently, we only place midlines and radiology places all PICCs.