I have a question regarding the infusion of blood through a midline (dual lumen) or a PICC. Is it ok to infuse blood through one port and another IV med through the other?
I had a patient with a power PICC that was placed midline (tip not in SVC.) She had PPN infusing through one port. I had an order to infuse 2 units of PRBC. While infusing the blood I stopped the PPN. A coworker told me that was unnecessary, however I was taught that blood and TPN/PPN always had to be infused by it's own...any thoughts? I've tried looking at my hospital's guidelines and have searched the web but can't find anything specific....
Also, if anyone could recommend any good websites relating to infusion therapy I would greatly appreciate it!