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picc declotting with cathflo

Does anyone have a competency checklist for declotting picc line with cathflo?

Chris Cavanaugh
Check this site and with Cathflo

Have you checked the Resources tab of this site?  There are many checklists, competencies and procedures already posted there from other teams.  If you don't find what you are looking for, check out the CathFlo website, they have some great resources that you can download also. 


Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC

picc declotting with cathflo

Post your e-mail and I will send you ours.  We have two - one for the stopcock method, and one for syringe method.


Can you please send it to me also....greatly appreciated!

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Heather Berndt RN, BSN, CEN, CRNI

Hey if you don't mind

I think I'd be interested in seeing that too.


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Thanks much


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holly bourg

Robbin George
Blood return standard

Standard 45/Practice Criteria G. states: " blood return noted, the nurse should take further steps to assess patency of the catheter prior to administration of medications and solutions". Are there additional statemnets/standards within the INS document or elsewhere that guide the nurse about catheter use in the absense of blood return. There have been many conversations over there years highlighting the complications of using a CVAD when blood return is absent but the Standard does not seem to emphasize this imperative. 

Robbin George RN, VA-BC                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vascular Access Resource Department                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alexandria Hospital Virginia

Robbin George RN VA-BC

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