Case scenario: A critical ICU patient has multiple compatible vasoactive drips infusing via one picc port (different meds connected by several stopcocks). ICU RN is concerned of stopping the drips mometarily just to check for patency.
Our policy is changing to state that we need to check patency at least every 8 hours or before giving med or hanging new bag.
Curious what other ICU nurses do.
Thanks in advance for a reply.
J. Mathews PICC RN