We are in the process of revamping all of our central line policies/procedures and need some help on this one.Â What is your practice for removing a femoral catheter - dialysis and non-dialysis?
1.Â How long do you hold manual pressure at the site?Â Do you use sandbags for a period of time after manual pressure?Â If so, how long?
2.Â How is the patient positioned during and after removal?
3.Â Is the patient restricted to bedrest forÂ a period of time?Â If so, how long?
4.Â Is the patient's activity restricted, such as walking, for a period of time?Â If so, how long?
For removal of ANY central line, do you require the patient to lay flat for a period of time?Â If so, how long?
Are you aware of any references that support your practice?
Thanks in advance!Â Wendy