D/C central lines in SNFs? - page 3

Hey everyone, This is really bugging me...Can RNs D/C central lines in the SNF setting? I know it's within the scope of those that have been trained, and I've researched that not every RN can... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from platon20
    P.S. Inserting a foley cath is a much more dangerous/complicated process than removing a central line, yet putting in a foley is not something that MDs are required to do.
    why do you think foley insertion is more dangerous and complicated?
    what's the worst that could happen?

    but pulling a cvc could be dangerous, i.e., air embolism.
    nothing of the sort will happen w/foleys...
    unless i'm having a brain freeze....again.

  2. by   nyteshade
    Well, thanks everyone for your input.
  3. by   caliotter3
    The only time this was ever done in a SNF where I worked, the doctor came in to the facility to DC the line. They said that the resident was not moved to the hospital because the doctor did not have admitting privileges there. BTW, in a previous life, that particular doctor had been an RN.
  4. by   CoffeeRTC
    We do them in PA. Now most of our IVs are Picc or midline and occasionally a peripheral. Its been a while since we've had a good old central line. I believe we have a P and P inplace too.