Any nurses working with post op herat transplant patients????I am curious on some of the policies in other institutions, isolation, dressing, line and IV tubing changes etc. I work in a unit that does heart, liver and pancrease transplants. Thanks
Sep 6, '02
Are you at OSU by chance? I worked there as a traveler for a while a couple of years ago.
Sep 7, '02
I work at MCO in toledo in the SICU.
Sep 14, '02
They should have a PICC line or something like it since they usually are on long term IV therapy. Just routine P&P for changes. At OSU no one was in isolation because they needed a transplant. They actually had more mobility and freedom than other patients because most of our patients were living in until they got an organ or they died.
Sep 15, '02
I just recently left a heart/lung transplant icu....... IV tubings were changed q48hrs....... bags q 24hrs...... central line dsgs were changed q 24hr........and wheneve we accessed their IV lines for any reason we would first clean the port with betadine then alcohol........ no matter what.
Oct 8, '02
Probably would try and avoid a PICC line, hopefully the patient would not need long term IV therapy post transplant.
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