We (small PICC team in local hospital) have recently been told ( by the access team in the large regional tertiary centre) to use the POP technique when dealing with occlusions, prior to instilling cathflo. I have reviewed the posts from 2009, and from general conversations at vascular access events, I know there are different opinions on the matter. I am interested in what the evidence says, and if there is any new evidence. (since the 2009 posts). Apparantly they are going to publish a paper on it, and have come to the conclusion that it is safe and effecient. I have concerns regarding the evidence ,or lack thereof, of proof there is not mobilization of the thrombus into circulation and if there is proof that it does not cause the biofilm to break apart. Thank you in advance!
Kerry McDonald RN