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PICC placement & Standardized Procedure

I place PICCs in a hospital setting in Central California.  Has the practice of PICC insertion moved from a procedure traditionally found in the medical practice arena and covered by a standardized procedure to that of common nursing procedures/task (such as starting peripheral IVs)?  Any information, experiences, or comments are appreciated.  Karen

mary ann ferrannini
..PICC insertion in the state

..PICC insertion in the state of Ca is now considered a common procedure or in other words you do not need to have it in a standardized procedure format and meet those specific requirements. This changed many yrs ago and I did check with our legal dept as well as the Ca BRN. You will still need a PICC procedure in place and each PICC nurse must have current competencies on file.

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