Submitted by Rodney Allen, vascular access team, Harris County Hospital Distric on Fri Feb 5 23:04:23 2010
Our IR docs change out PICCs with suspected line infections using an over wire technique and want us to do the same. We always go to the other arm and do a fresh insertion. But if they are blocked on that side or for some reason that side can't be used we refer to them. However they want us to stop doing that and just change out the line. What are INS standards and/or best practice regarding this?