Do you know why we only talk about clotting with PICC lines?
ItÂ is because we trulyÂ have no idea what the rate is with the triple lumen catheters
Even in hospitals with IVÂ Teams thereÂ is no declotting of the acute care CVC's even though by the way they clot.Â Why?Â They tie them in a knot (the extension leg of one liumen), they tape them closed don't use, etc.Â The clot all right but no-one treats them.
Â The occlusion rate is about 15-25% by the way (that is based on sliuggish flow or no blood return)Â
Think about what I just said and tell me if I am wrong.Â We are way more aware of all complications with PICC lines than any other line.Â Why?Â That is the only VAD that has an educated consumer group dealing with the line.
food for thought for today!!!Â