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Halle Utter
Speaking of rewiring (with appropriate wires) - INS or NAVAN position?

I just read the topic on rewiring.  Does anyone know if either of the National organizations have a position on using an appropriate wire, such as a COPE or Nitinol wire, at the bedside if one needs to rewire?  This topic came up the other day and I don't know if it is addressed anywhere by INS or NAVAN.  Both the COPE wire and another manufacturer make a Nitinol wire with a soft tip that is designed to give a little more stiffness than the wires that come in the kits, and they are designed for this purpose and come in 65cm and longer lengths.  Is there a standard of practice that discusses this?  Is this practiced commonly throughout the country?  Feedback appreciated.  Thanks.

Halle Utter, RN, BSN

Intravenous Care, INC 

Neither professional

Neither professional organization has issued any statements pertaining to guidewires or stylet wires of any kind.  

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

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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