I am new to a facility that used BS NS for preflushing their PICC lines during placement.(Not sure at this time how many flushes they use or if > 30 cc as of yet. I am thinking probably at times since sometimes we have difficult placements.) She explained to me it's because it's the only way we can maintain an open multidose vial to remain multidoseÂ because of the benzoyl alcohol. I have never heard of that before. Â I have always used non-preservative NS and have been instructed that BS NS is to be used as a dilutent/ blebber for IV sticks (numbing). Can anyone help me so that I can provide the current practiceÂ to promote the proper procedure?
Â E Richmond