After I put 5or6 of these things in with U/S in the SICU. One of the surgeons got upset upon finally noticing it and told his resident to D/C my line (which had been in about 5 days) for fear that "the patient will lose his arm." What sort things have you heard about the safety of these lines? Yes I understand the anatomy of that area. The reason I put em in was: Radials shot, so Im not going for Ulnar. WRISTS TOO FAT WITH EDEMA. The groin is a filthy area. I hate putting lines in diabetics' feet...plus DP/PostTibialArt lines dont last very long at all. I did a literature search and it backed me up. Seems that the dogma of Brachial ALINE= GONNA LOSE AN ARM is spread far and wide.