It has been dogmatically believed that prolonged infusion of any vasopressor mandates placement of a central line. However, available evidence doesn’t support this.
- Diluted solutions of all catecholamines are safe (except Vasopressin) to be administered peripherally via a well functioning 18-20G IV or larger in forearm (no hand/wrist/AC) .
- No old IVs (>72 hrs)
- Know how to treat extravasation