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DJD
KVO Rates

Hi again.  I am wondering what rate is used for KVO rates for both PIVs and CVCs/PICCs.  When our patients finish their infusions in our outpatient clinics and have an time of observation afterwards (to watch for reactions) what rate should be used? Is a rate of 5 cc/hr fast enough for a PIV or a central line? If you have a specific rate  you use, is there a justification for it such as a hospital policy or some type of emperical evidence? Thank you.

DJD
Follow-up

I saw a post from Lynn Hadaway from Tue, 05/15/2007 - 11:52. has anything chnaged sine 2007?

 

lynncrni
No, nothing new. Flow rate is

No, nothing new. Flow rate is not the only factor in catheter and vein patency. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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