Elevated INR and RN PICC placement - page 2

As a Registered Nurse placing PICCs at bedside, how high is too high for an INR? At what point do you refer the patient to the radiologist?... Read More

  1. by   arms
    Where can I be trained to place PICC line. I am very very enthusiastic to do PICC line placement. I salute to nurses who do PICC lines really.
  2. by   pennym

    I agree with CoronaPeng in that it is much safer to place a PIcc than

    to have the DR place a subclavian. I once did a Picc on someone whose

    Platelets were 1----I had only been doing Piccs for about 6 months and I

    was nervous. I had a closure patch---a collagen patch used in post caths

    sometimes. It was awesome ----she hardly oozed at all. I checked her

    picc frequently the next 2 days and it was remarkable. So don't panic

    if they have low platelets. The highest INR I ever placed a picc in

    was 8 and that pt did fine. See Ya