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Cheryl Wright
Double lumen picc or Central lines

There is a discussion (argument) among the team of doctors and the nursing staff. Can we infuse antibiotics through one of the ports when we are infusing blood through the other?

Thanks for input


Timothy L. Creamer
Multilumen configuration

Multilumen configuration allows for simultaneous infusion of incompatible infusates. Open ended trimmable catheter tips residing in the SVC benefit from the 2000ml flow rate allowing adequate hemidilution. In my clinical experience administering blood products in one lumen and other meds such as antibiotics in another lumen did not result in negative outcomes.

Hope this helps.

Timothy L. Creamer, RN

Clinical Specialist, Bard Access Systems

Florida Division

Timothy L. Creamer RN, CRNI

Clinical Specialist, Bard Access Systems

Florida Division

What he said. (Tim.) Mari

What he said.


Mari Cordes, BS RN 

Nurse Educator IV Therapy
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington VT
Educator, Bard Access Systems 

Mari Cordes, BS RNIII VA-BC
Vascular Access Department
University of Vermont Medical Center

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