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Ultrasound PIVs

I have been challenged with finding a standard for catheter-to-vein ratio when placing ultrasound PIVs. I understand that it is stated for PICC and midlines, but can find nowhere does it mention pertaining to USPIVs.  Any helpful feedback would be appreciated.

I don't understand the

I don't understand the rationale for some who think CVR applies to some types of catheters inserted through peripheral veins but not others. I cannot give you a study however there are studies on peripheral catheters showing larger catheters produce greater risk. A literature search will bring them up. 

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

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Milner, GA 30257


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