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Drawing SVO2 labs from PICC

Can anyone cite articles for me regarding how long infusions should be off before drawing an svo2 off a PICC line? I say 1-2 minutes and the ICU educator says 15 minutes.

Karen Ratz, RN, St. Lukes Hospital , Cedar Rapids , Iowa

In 15 minutes, the line
In 15 minutes, the line would be clotted and drawing a blood sample may not be possible. What was her rationale for this extended length of time? Lynn

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

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