I have a patient problem with a 7FR double lumen Hickman. He is on IV fluids only. His red lumen if fully functional; his white lumen is the reverse of the usual partial occlusion, I am able to aspirate blood but not able to flush. The white lumen has not responded to cathflo x3; CXR shows the tip at the atrial caval junction, same as when it was placed March 2019.
Have others encountered similar problems? Any feedback/thoughts for etiology of this problem or interventions are appreciated.
Linda Tirabassi RN MN CNS