Thank you to all who made AVA conference this year a great success! Always enjoy attending and learning the most current practices in vascular access!
Quick question: Is there a reference or study on the following?
Best practice regarding:
1) Intermittent IVPB to saline lock: run tko/kvo fluid and keep system intact VERSUS intermittent connection and flush with saline pre post admin.
2) Recommended TKO / KVO rate
3) Back flushing secondary tubing for intermittent med admin for multiple medications
Main issue here is to keep IV tubing a "closed system" rather than reconnecting intermittantly which increases manipulation and risk for infection.
Thank you in advance!
Raquel M. Hoag, BSN, RN, CRNI, VA-BC