Does anyone have any literature/references that addresses the patient position immediately after a short term central line is discontinued? Our policy states that the patient should be positioned supine for 30 minutes after the line is pulled unless contraindicated. One of our surgeons and an ICU nurse state this is unnecessary but they are not able to provide evidence to support their opinion. Does anyone have any literature? Many thanks, Sherry Herbert RN, MSN Nurse Clinician.