I'm reviewing policies and have 2 questions.
For our patient's with PICCs (single or dual lumen) on a heparin drip, what is the "best practice" for drawing a PTT. The patient in question had a PICC for access as peripheral access was an issue. Could the same process for labs via PICC with TPN infusing be utilized?
How much blood volume are you wasting for blood draws for adults and for pediatrics?
Thanks for your time and expertise.