Help! MD ordered a PICC for a patient with SCV syndrome two days after stent placement. Should this patient go to IR for placement under floro or at the bedside?
Thanks for your input.
What clinical signs and symptoms of SVC syndrome does the patient still exhibit? If any are still present, I would not want to have any type of catheter inserted into the SVC by anyone. I would prefer to have IR place a CVC into the IVC via the translumbar or transhepatic veins. Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI
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