I have looked over INS Standards, INS Policies and Procedures, ande the Infusion Nursing textbook. I can not find anything at all about avoiding BP monitoring on the side of the PICC. I understand the rationale given by Lynn Hadaway (See previous topic on BP's on PICC arms) but does anyone have any document that recommends this practice. When I first received training on PICC lines (1998), I was taught that BP's, blood draws and IV's should be avoided on the PICC arm.
I do see the statement to avoid the IV in the arm but nothing on BP monitoring. Did I make it up? Oh dear.