Was looking for practice issues in other areas regarding the "locking off" of the cordis/introducer. I work in a post surgical unit and we use them for our open heart patients. We have a lot of varying information regarding locking those catheters before we have an order to discontinue. Any thoughts out there?
Apr 15, '11
"Locking off" the cordis? Please explain. In my unit, PA cath is DC'd and the cordis is left for our use until we transfer the patient to the stepdown unit. We usually DC the cordis prior to transfer.
Last edit by sunnycalifRN on Apr 15, '11
: Reason: clarification