A PICC has been in place for several months, has migrated out to bracheocephalic position. Is it acceptable to exchange?
A slow gradual displacement or a sudden withdrawal? What is the patient receiving? how much longer is this infusion needed? What do you find when you assess the site and arm and neck? I don't think there is a single answer to your question that could apply to all patients each time. I think the infusion/vascular access nurse specialist will have to make a patient-specific decision. Lynn
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
I would say acceptable but not preferable.
Stephen Harris RN, CRNI, VA-BC
Chief Clinical Officer
Carolina Vascular Wellness