What is the definition of Standards of Practice? It seems confusing. INS and CDC have published standards. AVA and ONS have positions and guidelines. Institutions have policies that define practice.
Does anyone have suggestions to assist with clearing this up for me?
An example of an area of confusion is with lab draws from PICC's. I have read that coag's can not accurately be measured from a specimen collected from PICC lines, even with excellent flushing technique. If organizational policies simply state that labs can be drawn from PICC lines, does this policy create a conflict with "established standards"?