I know that there has been a lot of information on the list re Cathflo and declotting catheters. We are in the middle of rewriting our P&P, and I have been asked to find out what is actually being done other places. I have the information from the COOL 1 & 2 studies, the Cathflo rep, from the forum, the downloads, and other sources, but there are still some people that are insisting that every port without a blood return needs to have a dye study. Any information on what your actual practice is would be welcome.
The specific questions that I have been asked to ask:
Do you treat Ports the same as other central lines?
Do you routinely do a dye study or CXR before attempting Cathflo?
Are you more apt to request a CXR or dye study for an oncology patient?
Do you ever mix cathflo in an IV bag and drip it in, or always use a syringe method.