CXR after central line d/c'd?? I have been a nurse for 30 years, and it was never routine to obtain a CXR after the central line was removed unless there was a concern re: difficulty with removal.
With regard to the post stating that d/c'ing a central line is a basic nursing task taught in nursing school
, I say, wow, I never learned it in nursing school! In the hospitals where I worked, central lines could only be d/c'd by nurses working in critical care settings. IMO, removal of a central line is not
a basic nursing task!
I currently work in a LTC facility; PICC lines are only discontinued by the MD or APRN. Every facility is different, and there are state regulations that must be followed to the letter!