Â Â Â Â Any feedback on following would be appreciated. Pt. has PICC placed in CA junction and subsequently a surgeon unsucessfullyÂ attempts to place IVC filter. Followup xray shows PICC in right subcavian(with left basilic access). PICC was originally placedÂ to the hub and remains so despite PICC position. Power flushing to reposition failed which brings up my question. If pt. is draped and arm is prepped with chlorhexidine can catheter be rewired with navion wire and repositioned? I told attending once catheter is pulled out it can not be reinserted and heÂ wondered why not if done under sterile environment? Thanks in advance for your input.
Stephen Harris, CRNI