I am new to this site and want to say thank you for creating such a wonderful forum where nurses like me can learn from the experts. I have a quick question
In Rehab setting, we locked patients' CVAD when they went for their activities (2-3x/day). Some of these patients have multi-lumens CVAD as they may still require IV therapy.
Best practice recommends minimal manipulation of the catheter lumens to reduce infection. Should we just flush and lock the lumen that we used and flush the dormant lumen as per routine maintenance schedule? Or should we flush and lock all lumens everytime one of the lumen is access/deaccess?
Thank you -