We've recently had two docs refuse to order x-rays for tip placement when they inserted femoral lines-which
they called "central lines" and the nurses were expected to use as central lines. Â Our nursing policy follows INS
Standards which say a femorally inserted central line must have the tip in the IVC above the diaphragm.
Â These docs said "there's no where else the catheter can go". Â
Does anyone else have a policy regarding femorally placed CL's--their tip termination?