when placing a Groshong single lumen PICC, how long catheter do you leave on the outside? This measured as the entire length of blue catheter visible outside on the skin after the connector has been added. I will generally leave 1,5-2,5 cm. If we have to pull it too much after x-ray, we will cut it and replace the connector.
Do you agree with me that (generally, any catheter) the longer the catheter, the higher risk for it to gradually slip further out, as it is more difficult to secure the catheter properly? Also I think there is a higher risk for someone to accidentally pull it during dressing change. Do you know of any evidence on this?
Mats in Stockholm