picc/port guidelines

  1. i need some basic information for
    flushing both types of accessing devices.
    if i have 5000 u heparin how much in
    addition to saline is used in each.
    for 100,000u i've been trained to use 3ccs
    but with 5000u, i was told only 1/2 cc.


    [This message has been edited by debratb (edited May 20, 2000).]
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  3. by   Marjie
    We use 100units/ml of heparin for flushing; For PICCs first clear the line with at least 5ml of saline then flush with 2ml of heparin flush solution(100units/ml); For implanted ports, flush with 10ml saline then 5ml heparin flush solution(100units/ml). You must remember that a proper flush volume must be at least the internal volume of the device you are flushing. You don't give all the information needed. You have 5000units of heparin, but what volume??? 1ml??? if so, 2500units of heparin for a flush is an awful lot for a flush.
    Originally posted by debratb:
    i need some basic information for
    flushing both types of accessing devices.
    if i have 5000 u heparin how much in
    addition to saline is used in each.
    for 100,000u i've been trained to use 3ccs
    but with 5000u, i was told only 1/2 cc.


    [This message has been edited by debratb (edited May 20, 2000).]
  4. by   Marjie
    We use 100units/ml of heparin for flushing; For PICCs first clear the line with at least 5ml of saline then flush with 2ml of heparin flush solution(100units/ml); For implanted ports, flush with 10ml saline then 5ml heparin flush solution(100units/ml). You must remember that a proper flush volume must be at least the internal volume of the device you are flushing. You don't give all the information needed. You have 5000units of heparin, but what volume??? 1ml??? if so, 2500units of heparin for a flush is an awful lot for a flush.
    Originally posted by debratb:
    i need some basic information for
    flushing both types of accessing devices.
    if i have 5000 u heparin how much in
    addition to saline is used in each.
    for 100,000u i've been trained to use 3ccs
    but with 5000u, i was told only 1/2 cc.


    [This message has been edited by debratb (edited May 20, 2000).]

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