A Nursing Student Asks Why Midline Catheters Need Strict Sterile

Question 34
Multiple Choice

A nursing student asks why midline catheters need strict sterile dressing changes when short peripheral IVs do not.Which answer by the experienced nurse is most accurate? A) "Because of the length of time they stay inserted." B) "They really don't need strict sterile technique." C) "Because the tip is in the right atrium of the heart." D) "The tonicity of the fluids used promotes infection."