Happy "you are all awesome" day. I was wondering if any of you have "issues" with placing PICCs in the ED. This happens at our facility if our outpt facility cannot place the PICC line in a timely manner. Instead, they will send the pt to the ED and have it inserted by the inhouse team, or admit the pt instead. The ED has expressed concerns such as "all ED lines are dirty" etc, which I tend to agree with, especially since a lot of these lines will be used for chemo. Before I tried to solidify a policy of some sorts, I wanted to ask if anyone else has a similar policy I could use for a reference, or even a reference article showing increased infection risks for IV lines placed in the ED.
Thanks, as always, for the help.