“INS convened a national task force of infusion therapy experts to examine the practice of RNs determining the distal tip placement of PICCs by chest radiograph. The task force examined current practices and reviewed current literature. In addition, a survey of state boards of nursing was conducted. Analysis revealed a need for the expansion in the RN scope of practice to include viewing chest radiographs to determine distal tip placement of PICCs.” (INS 2009)
INS (2009) INS Position Paper: The Role of the Registered Nurse in Determining Distal Tip Placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Chest Radiograph. INS.