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helenamsaarion
? new IV lines with new PICC
Any policies/suggestions re use of new lines before accessing a new PICC?
kokotis
Kathy Kokotis Bard Access

Kathy Kokotis

Bard Access Systems

chest x-ray to determine tip position

Clarify the question further

kathy

Kathy Kokotis

Bard Access Systems

Leigh Ann Bowegeddes
If you mean, "Do we need to
If you mean, "Do we need to change the fluid bag and all the attached tubings prior to attaching the tubing to a new PICC?" the answer is yes. Every new IV site, especially any central line, should have a whole new setup. It is illogical to connect potentially contaminated tubing to a new PICC. We have this specifically written into policy for all new sites, and when we insert a new PICC or PIV, we throw out all the old tubings in the room. We also throw them out if we find tubings that are uncapped on the end, or with the tubing end looped up and attached to an injection port higher up the line.
lynncrni
Leigh Ann is 150% correct!!

Leigh Ann is 150% correct!! New catheters of any kind requires new administration sets in all situations.  

 

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

www.hadawayassociates.com

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

helenamsaarion
It seems to make sense (?
It seems to make sense (? cents) to use new bags/tubing with new PICCs/other new sites.  Does INS, or any other noteable organization, comment on this?
lynncrni
Yes, so page S48, INS

Yes, so page S48, INS standard #48 Administration Set Change, #1 Primary and Secondary Continuous. Lynn 

 

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

www.hadawayassociates.com

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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