T. Nauman RN, CRNI IV Educator SHMC Eugene, OR
Does your policy state not to use ethyl chloride spray? I've been asked to research this and hopefully write a policy that excludes this spray from our list of acceptable local anesthetics for IV/PICC/Port starts(accesses).
T. Nauman RN, CRNI
See the attached file. This product is not sterile, only lasts like 2 seconds, so you have to clean the site and stick in that amount of time, and needs to be used in a highly ventilated area, as it is flammable. There are many better choices out there. In addition, someone recently posted some photos of horrific skin damage over a port site where this product was used. Anne Marie Frey RN, BSN, CRNI
Clinical Nurse Level Four
Vascular Access Service: I.V. Team
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Anne Marie Frey RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC Clinical Expert Vascular Access Service: I.V. Team The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [email protected]