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Lidocaine allergy

Patient stated that she had a history of asystole when she had a lidocaine subcu for biopsy. What should we use to replace Lido for PICC insertion? Thanks.

Craig Farris RN CRNI
Lidocaine Allergy

I have always had good luck with Bacteriostatic Saline.  To my understanding it is the action of the Benzyl Alcohol.  This also does not have the Vasoconstrictive property of Lidocaine.  Hope this helps.  Craig  

Craig Farris RN, CRNI

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Alma Kooistra
Same for us......we

Same for us......we substitute Bacteriostatic NS and have had good success.


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