INS defines a Midline as “a catheter inserted into the upper arm via the basilic, cephalic, or brachial vein, with the internal tip located level at or near the level of the axilla and distal to the shoulder.”
Here at Chesapeake Mobile, consent is required for midlines. Therefore, if the tip of your catheter, regardless of device, terminates at the axilla, consent is required.
For charting purposes, ALL MST midlines are to be charted as Midlines, and both PowerGlide and AccuCath are to be charted as Extended Dwell Catheters.
Of course, this is arbitrary, as so much of what we do tends to be. If you have feedback on this or a better idea, we are all ears! Please contact Lee as necessary.