I'm a new nurse at my first job and I had a stable pt that had a non stemi mi. They were getting transported for cardiac cath. The pt had integrilin and heparin infusing into rt arm through 2 iv's (no iv or BPs in lt arm). My question is, since the pts iv in the rt ac was bleeding a small amount around the insertion site, should I have discontinued the use of that IV? That iv was infusing heparin and another iv was infusing the integrilin.
The med was still infusing ok. No pain, redness, warmth, or edema just about a couple of ml of blood loss around the IV.