I am currious to see what other hospitals are doing as far as Ij's & Ej's? Do you have nurses running meds through them or drawing labs off of them? If so in what departments? How long are your facilities keeping them in? Who's D/Cing them?
What I'm speaking about is an IJ or EJ that's tip termination is not in the SVC.
Obviosly I am asking because I am looking to solidify this area of practice & there is not a lot of guidance or INS standards that pertain to these types of VAD's.
My personal opinion is that they should only be accessed in an emergency & or for testing proceedures & they should come out as soon as possible.
Your input/ experiences positive & or negative would be greatly appreciated.