What type catheter do you use to start an IV for a CT scan with power injector?
Intima, straight catheter, Nexiva?
Fort Wayne, In
You will need to have a statement from the specific manufacturers instructions for use stating that the specific brand of catheter can tolerate high pressure injections. I know that Nexiva can tolerate these pressures but I am not sure about the Intima. I do think that other brands such as Autoguard, ProtectIV, Introcan will tolerate these high pressures but you need to check with the manufacturer. Lynn
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861
Here is a link to a brochure about using the BD Nexiva for power injection. http://www.bd.com/infusion/pdfs/D15678.pdf
- The document lists maximum flow rates based on the Nexiva catheter gauge and type of contrast used. - Do not use a 24 gauge catheter.- Use an 18-22 gauge catheter