We are just starting to trial the Power PICCs, using the Ultrasite positive displacement caps that come in the BARD kits.Â
At the same time, the MICU and SICU units are trialing positive displacement caps (Flolink) (our hospital has been behind the times and still using the original ICU Med negative displacement caps).Â
We're having trouble with plugged Power PICCS now - with both the Ultrasite and Flolink caps.Â Despite education and reinforcement about changing flushing technique to allow positive displacement to occur, I'm assuming the PICCs are plugging because not every nurse is doing this yet.
Lynn - you also mentioned syringe issues - can you elaborate?Â We're using Kendall monoject luer locks and also the Kendall prefilled.
Anyone else have other suggestions?Â
Good success rate with Power PICCs and saline flushes?