patient has a platelet count of 1100 And requires a PICC. Is the elevated count a contraindication?
any suggestions or experiences welcome!
No, there are no parameters for any lab values related to coagulation or bleeding that would prohibit a PICC insertion. In fact, when a CVAD is required, a PICC is the safest type to insert because direct pressure can be applied to the site if needed. Jugular sites would also place pressure on the nearby carotid artery and subclavian sites are obscured by the clavicle.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861