Â I know we have discussed the issues surrounding peripheral access using ultrasaound in the past. I am looking for commentary on the use of peripheral access using deep veins of upper arm.Â I have two ED docs asking for 1.88inch 18s and 20s for use in accessing these veins in difficult access patients for peripheral therapies..... You know and I know they define what can go peripherally differently than we do.
Â I am concerned with this use of ultrasound and leaving a peripheral catheter in place not a mid or PICC. Infiltration is sure to be the outcome right? What experience if any have others had with this? what is your opinion on this practice?
Thanks in advance for your resonse on this.