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sandy Collier

Need statistics/information on product called Pro QR to stop bleeding at insertion sites of all Central Lines.  Our team is considering this product to use at time of all PICC insertions.   Would appreciate any information available.



Never heard of this product.

Never heard of this product. If there are any published studies, the manufacturer will have them to share with you. I would start there anyway. 


Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

126 Main Street, PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

I have had the opportunity
I have had the opportunity to use this product.  I have only used it once on a patient that was being anticoagulated with Arixtra, Coumadin and ASA. Needless to say, the slow oozing of blood around her PICC site was not able to be stopped with pressure, gauze nor surgicel. I used the product as directed, leaving a small amount of blood at the insertion site, poured a little 'teepee' of the PRO QR and applied pressure to the site with my sterile gloved finger for a min. or two. Placed a small piece of sterile telfa over the PRO QR then applied the gauze and tegaderm.  It did work and it worked well. The patient had no infection and no further bleeding after the dressing change post Pro QR and kept her PICC for 2 months. There is a PICC team here in the Atlanta area that was trialing it and writing their findings to publish soon.  They were using it on every PICC insertion (which would be overkill in my opinion). For those over anticoagulated pts. or the ones that just won't stop oozing this was a very effective alternative. The disadvantage is it looks bad and it is messy (the color is brown) but in any instance, I would use it again if necessary.  Lynn, the ingredients are Hydrophilic Polymer and Potassium Iron Oxyacid Salt.  The website is
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