Dear list friends,
Occationally we get referrals to place a PICC (or mid) in a patient already receiving chemotherapy through a PIV . We have done it, but then thought that it might be hazardous to us, as the blood coming out during insertion will contain the chemotherapeutic drug and we will inhale it. Thus we have stopped accepting these referrals.
Is this a real hazard or should we start placing them again?
Mats in Stockholm