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Superficial thrombus or DVT

What are the standards for placing a PICC with superficial thrombus or DVT. Our docs at our hospital always giving pushback when we say no to this.

Please read the INS SOP #53

Please read the INS SOP #53 Catheter Associated Deep Vein Thrombosis. The standard is for you to know and evaluate risk factors. And history of thrombosis is a risk factor identified in many studies. The SOP does not directly state not to insert a PICC but there are multiple aspects including for you to consider when making this decision. Many more details in the SOP. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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