Nurses inserting External Jugular peripheral lines

  1. Looking for any information as far as policies and training with regards to Infusion nurses inserting EJs as part of their skill set.
    Thanks
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  3. by   ageless
    I asked a similar question last fall...here are my responses..............



    http://allnurses.com/forums/showthread.php?t=83270
  4. by   Salty1
    Quote from LRaz
    Looking for any information as far as policies and training with regards to Infusion nurses inserting EJs as part of their skill set.
    Thanks
    Suggest you refer to a post by militaryRN on 03-04-2004 wherein the poster states he/she was fired for inserting an EJ access line during a code. Two MD's present were unable to gain access and directed militaryRN to use EJ.

    Salty
  5. by   ~*RN*~
    Since the INS position paper re: EJ cannulation, came out in July/August 2008 in the Journal of Infusion Nursing once policies and procedures are in place and in accordance with your state nursing laws you are good to go. I do have a policy of the actual insertion steps...let me try to find it.
  6. by   lazyrocking
    Did you get a chance to find your step by step instructions? I could certainly use that at our facility also.
    Thanks.
  7. by   ECUPirateRN
    I was an EMT-I for a total of 5 years here in NC and we were allowed to start EJ IVs if we had to but we can't as RNs.

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