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ken baker
PICC tray setup

Does anyone flush the introducer, needle, and guide wire with saline before PICC inset?

lynncrni
You should follow the

You should follow the instructions for use for the specific PICC you are using. There can be lubricious coatings on the wires that are enhanced by saline flushing. 

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

ken baker
Thanks, using Bard power

Thanks, using Bard power PICCS.

ken baker
Thanks, using Bard power

Thanks, using Bard power PICCS.

Gina Ward
Yes,  we pre flush all the

Yes,  we pre flush all the lines and also apply the "cap/hub" the the line prior to insertion.

Gina Ward R.N., VA-BC

ken baker
Do you pre flush the

Do you pre flush the introducer, needle, and wire?

Gina Ward
no, we do not pre flush the

no, we do not pre flush the needle.

the guide wire  is placed in the needle upon vein access, the wire is not something that can be flushed, are you wondering if we flush the device that holds the wire before it is inserted in the needle?  if so , no

 

thanks,  Gina

Gina Ward R.N., VA-BC

JackDCD
NO

NO

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