Regardless of location(subclavin vs. IJ), if an introducer is present - is blood sampling allowed?
Second question - would these lines be appropriate for an Open Heart "Stepdown" unit?
Thank you! Lori
We have used them for blood sampling.
We discourage the transfer of a patient from ICU to the med/surg units with an introducer. We view that as a situation that requires more monitoring than possible on med/surg unit. We ask for them to be replaced prior to transfer. I am not sure that this answers your question about the stepdown unit.