No blood return from it a problem?? No blood return from it a problem?? - pg.2 | allnurses

No blood return from it a problem?? - page 2

I'm in home health and have a pt who recently had a PICC inserted for IV ABX infusion d/t osteomylitis. I tried drawing labs from PICC (singe lumen) but was unsuccessful. I was able to get less than... Read More

  1. Visit  iluvivt profile page
    #13 0
    IVRUS....... So busy getting my daughter through her first year of high school...she is doing on- line high school with me as her learning coach. I have retaken the CRNI test again and have been studying all things IV..placing PICCs with ECK technology. I will PM you bcause I really would love to have your opinion on a CVC problem that we are having that is really beginning to annoy me..would that be OK?
  2. Visit  IVRUS profile page
    #14 0
    Anytime... It is so good to know that you are okay. PM me anytime.
  3. Visit  Lynstat1 profile page
    #15 1
    With respect to home care nurses, The INS 2011 (, p.83)has an algorithm pertaining to persistent withdrawal conclusion strategies. However I strongly agree with the other posts that suggest investigating this issue further and the need for tPa, a line-o-gram etc to confirm that correct tip location.
  4. Visit  lynsteel profile page
    #16 0
    I was recently in a chemo unit where there policy was to do the normal tilt head lay patient down but found that they do a fluid challenge then give IV dexamethazone antisickness if they can feel the tingling in there bottom it was ok to use!!!!!This not a good procedure or practice and unsafe. What should have happened at the least a CXR to see placement of line. There should be strict guidelines in place across the UK so this does not happen. Thank you needed to share