The Pharmacist of our facility asked how the nurses are injecting medication contained in a 3ml tubex syringe into a PICC line. She questioned the safety and sterility of transfering the medication into a 10ml syringe. Our PICC policy is to use 10ml syringe or larger on PICC line flushing etc. I would appreciate input on how your facility handlesthis or any ideas. It doesn't sound like they plan on changing to ampules or vials for the medications currently in the carpujets. Someone suggested hooking up an IV fluid and then injecting through the IV tubing port.
Thank you for your help! Sherry