IVC filters

  1. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to share a current policy\procedure and standard physician orders for IVC filters. We are a very small cath lab and one of our Doctors is going to start using IVC filters. It's kinda hard to get the paperwork started since we have had no exposure to them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Where are IVC filters done currently? OR? Radiology? Check with them for their policy. We don't have standard orders, the physician just writes a post-procedure note with orders.
  4. by   CarolMarie
    We will be doing them in the Cath Lab. Is it a nursing responsibility or radiology to have policies in place? We don't have Intervention Radiologist.