Midline Catheters May Be a Safe Alternative to PICCS for Vasopressor Infusion
In this study evaluating safety outcomes of infusing vasopressors through a midline catheter, there was no increase in catheter-related complications when comparing administration of vasopressors through a midline to administration through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) or when compared to midline use with vasopressor infusion via a different catheter. There was an overall greater risk of systemic thromboembolism when midlines were used for vasopressor administration vs. PICCs or midlines with vasopressors administered through a different catheter.
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