How are people infusing their dilantin? Is it possible to safely administer through central line/PICC without causing occlusion from precipitate? How?
Have been infusing dilantin through peripheral vein and using up all of the patients veins from phlebitis while patient has PICC in place. If nurses use the PICC they plug it up with precipitate within one to 2 days. Any suggestions? We are using Groshong PICC 4 and 5 fr. What also about infusing through percutaneous catheters? especially if using heparin to lock off lumens--does the heparin residual lead to precipitate formation as well?