i work ltc and my job does not allow staff rns to remove picc even if we are iv certified. the md comes and removes them. the doctor came today and removed left upper arm picc from my patient. i gave him all the supplies (gauze, alcohol swabs, etc.) and asked if he needed the measuring tape because i know the catheter needs to be measured and compare with the original length. the doctor said no he does need it and he won't measure it. doctor removed picc and put dressing, and charted and left. then my supervisor came and i told him the picc was just removed by the md. he asked me if i had measure it. i told him no that i asked the md if he needed the measuring tape and he said no. my supervisor said it was my responsibility to measure the catheter and chart it. i told him why when it was the md who removed the picc and not me. plus he was the primary doctor. if i had removed the picc myself, then of course i would measure the catheter. i was not even in the same room with the doctor when he was removing it.
what do you guys think? this is the first time an md came to my shift (3-11) and removed a picc so i didn't know what to do.