If a Heparin drip is infusing through a PICC line and lab is unable to draw bloodÂ for a PTT from another site what would you do?Â Â
In a normal situation I have always tried to draw from a different site, but we have pt's who need the PICC for blood draws
Just wondering what everyone else is doing under similar circumstances?
Â Stop infusion for 5 minutes,Â discard 10ccÂ and then draw PTT?
Flush port with saline, discard 10cc and then draw PTT?