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liz bain

Parameter guidlines for PT/INR values before PICC placement?

Thank you, Liz

No organization has
No organization has published any official recommendations. Some nurses have their own but nothing recognized by any group. In the presence of any bleeding risk, a PICC will be the catheter of choice since there are no vital organs to damage if bleeding should occur. Bleeding in the extremity can be easier to manage than bleeding from a subclavian or jugular site. But most report that there are very few bleeding problems from PICC insertion even when the coag valves are high. Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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