Is there any recent research I might have missed that excludes an RN from taking routine care of the third port of a Trialysis Catheter? I mean, flushing at routine intervals when not in use, and clearing the catheter port/lumen with CathFlo when required. With improvements in CVAD care for CLABSI prevention I believe the third "pigtail"/lumen can be cared for safely by the RN just as any other CVAD.
Thoughts? Research? Practices?