We use IV amidarone infusions at lot in our CCU, and have trouble keeping the IV site patent and infection free. It seems that we have to re cannulate everday as they become swollen , sore and do not work. We are currently using 18g Jelcos, however we want to start using long lines and PICCS. Does anyone esle have this problem? or do you use another method of infusion, ie long line , PICC etc. Any comments would help.
Thanks Jane Aussie