Subject: PICC Declots
We are updating our clinical policies for PICC line catheter declots. In the past we have followed the manufacturer’s directions for use. There has and still is confusing for staff nurses that don’t perform this procedure routinely, particularly on the totally occluded catheters that can take a while to declot. We are trying to come up with more “user friendly” instructions for our staff nurses that still follow the guidelines. Anyone else had this issue? Thanks for you comments!