A few months ago, a new study was published about infusion of Vancomycin through one of the new types of midline catheters. The study challenged the Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice restrictions for pH of 5 to 9 through a midline catheter. Click here to read the abstract of the study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24811603
An abstract of an editorial about this study can also be read by clicking here. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24811587
On several online discussion groups and at the recent AVA conference, there were presentations, much discussion and lots of confusion! Many are now asking if it is time to change policy about use of a midline catheter. We will continue this discussion (and hopefully clear some of the confusion) on a videoconference planned for Thursday, October 16 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. If registration exceeds our capacity, the presentation will be repeated at 3 pm to 4:30 pm.
Learn more details and the process for registration here.
Register early because computer connections are limited. Our new pricing structure allows for any size group to attend this presentation using the same (one) computer connection, however this method does not allow for awarding continuing education. We are eager to continue this discussion and hear your thoughts and questions.
Author: Lynn Hadaway
Lynn Hadaway has more than 35 years experience in infusion nursing and adult education. Her experience comes from multiple acute care settings, healthcare manufacturing, continuing professional education.