I am curious as to who remains vigilent to q 8 hr patency assessments during continuous infusions. Does anyone have any research on this subject? I understand assessing patency every 8 hours and before and after infusions. Is the risk for infection (from repeated access) greater than the risk for an IV complication? Depending on the infusion of course. Thoughts on the matter?
Andrew Walker BSN, RN, VA-BC, CRNI, PCCN