Inside best practice: PICC lines, informed consent, and regulations

HCPro's Weekly Update on the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®*, September 27, 2010

The team felt so strongly they began looking into regulations—from Joint Commission standards to CMS regulations to state department of health statutes for the rules of informed consent—trying to find any and all language covering its rules.

“We found the language vague to a certain degree,” says ¬Lisa Randazzo, director of performance management and clinical outcomes at St. Mary’s Health Center. “There is language that says to look at the person performing the procedure. Well, in this case, the nurse is performing the procedure.”

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