CAn anyone inform me of what governing body recommends and states the proper PICC tip placement when placed by a nurse? Is this something Board of nursing gets involved with or is it the standards set by INS & AVA? If so which one and where can I obtain a copy of this specifi info. My hospital is getting very specific as to where the tip should be placed and the legal allowance of the nurses placing? I realize the ideal location is the lower third of SVC is the approprate position, but I also want to provide them with data reflecting the importance of giving the patient the best option in different circumstances...possibly a midline if a PICC wont descend due to patient anomolies.