Indwellling SC catheter

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    Last edit by adrienurse on Sep 17, '08
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  3. by   cargal
    Adrienne,
    I just started Hospice and was told they use this method. Will try to find info when I go back on Monday. So far, love the new job.
  4. by   renerian
    The hospice I volunteer for does this if the client needs it.

    rererian
  5. by   vashka25
    Palliative care at our hospital as well as the hospice use SC lines.

    ~Dawn~
  6. by   vashka25
    Flipped through our policy and procedure manual and found very little, but here's what I did come across:

    POLICY TITLE: SUBCUTANEOUS MED INTERMITTENT
    NUMBER: MAR/97
    DEPT: PALLIATIVE CARE
    APPROVAL: PALLIATIVE CARE MANAGER

    EQUIP: #23 & #25 Butterfly needles
    Saline Lock
    Op-site/Tagaderm Dressing (10cmx14cm)
    Medication ordered

    PROCEDURE: irrigate s/c lok and butterfly line with drug ordered
    use separate s/c lok and butterfly line for each drug
    change site q7days or when necessary

    REMINDERS: max dose is 2ml per dose to ensure proper absorption
    monitor site for inflammation

    SAFE MEDS: Morphine
    Midazolam
    Dilaudid
    Robinul
    Stemetil
    Lasix
    Haldol
    Octreotide
    Phenobarb


    *I don't know if any of this is of any help, if I come across anything else I'll post it for you.
  7. by   adrienurse
    Thanks Vashka, sounds a lot like our policy, cept we don't use butterfly needles anymore. Much more comfortable for the patient. I've given Scopolamine per sc line before for respiratory congestion.

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