Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) benchmark guidelines of 2004 after 6%
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Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
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Clinically symptomatic not unsymptomatic.
If we went with unsymptomatic it would be probably be as high as 70% of all CVC's placed and not just PICC lines
They did cite references used to establish this benchmark
I can e-mail you a copy Lynn if you want to read it
I know I have read some of the studies cited and the thrombosis predominantly occurs that was symptomatic within the first two weeks of dwell time. That is a common theme in the literature suggesting the patient is pre-disposed