I wanted to get some feedback on the topic of Pediatric Central Line Blood Draws:
Is it acceptable to use a sterile contained three-way-stop-cock, draw waste blood from a central line, draw your specimen, and then reintroduce the waste specimen for pediatric blood draws?
Is anyone using this practice to decrease anemia in their pediatric populations? Does anyone have supportive reserach or evidence based articles on this topic?
Thanks for your input and feedback!