Question from a colleague:
"We have had trouble with a Groshong catheter in that everytime we draw blood it is hemolyzed and the K+ is thenÂ Â very high. The patient is now on TPN, but even prior to TPN the K+ was high. It is consistently in the 7.0 range. IR says sometimes that just happens--Please ask if others have seen this as a problem? Â Also IR specifically put in theÂ GroshongÂ instead ofÂ a Port as they prefer the Groshong for TPN. They say patients can get chemical phlebitis withÂ Â the Port and TPN."