Is there any literture around placing PIVs in the same arm as a PICC?
I cannot recall any studies that address this question directly. So it would be based on the inserters decision making after thorogh assessment. Why is a PIVC needed if the proper assessment of prescribed therapy was done before the PICC was inserted? If multiple lumens are needed, why was a multiple lumen PICC not inserted? What are the options for insertion on the opposite arm? Your decision is based on the least risk vs the greatest benefit.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
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Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861