Forum topic

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
flushing frequency for multi lumens PICC


Wonder how often do you do the flushing and locking maintenance for multi lumens PICC? Currently we do once a week maintenance for single lumen PICC, and every other day for multi lumens PICC. 

Thank you 


 There should be no

 There should be no difference. Flushing and locking is done immediately before and after each intermittent use There is no need for any additional flushing and locking other than when they are used. If they are not being routinely used, they should be removed. If you have a lumen not being used on a regular basis, there are no studies to support a specific frequency but the most common practice in hospitals is every 12 or 24 hours. Lynn

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

Log in or register to post comments