Does anyone have a competency checklist for declotting picc line 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
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!
Heather Berndt RN, BSN, CEN, CRNI
I think I'd be interested in seeing that too.
Standard 45/Practice Criteria G. states: "If...no 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