What is the procedure for drawing blood for lab testing from an IV catheter that has just been inserted? I am not referring to blood for blood cultures.
A short message here in reply to a question is not the best place to get complete procedures. You can purchase a policy and procedure book from the INS.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, NPD-BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861
Thanks Lynn. We could not find this in INS or anywhere else.
You overlooked this section of the INS SOP on Blood Sampling. Drawing from a short PIVC is there.
Are you referring to the 6th edition Policies and Procedures Infusion Therapy Acute Care? We are looking at drawing blood from the IV catheter upon insertion for lab testing.
I am referring to the INS Standards of Practice which is different from the policy and procedure books.
OK, we first looked at Infuision Therapy Standards of Practice 8th Revised 2021.
Drawing blood from a short PIVC and from a CVAD is in the 2021 INS SOP.
Thank you! We were looking more for a step by step procedure.
Procedures are in the Policy and Procedure book, but you are held accountable to the Standard. P & P must be written in accordance with the Standards.