In our oncology dept we are putting together some guidelines for the management of thrombosed central and peripheral inserted access devices (Hickmans and PICC's).
I would be grateful for advice on any existing guidelines. In particular we are interested on views concerning keeping thrombosed lies in situ ant treating with anticoagulation of thrombolysis.
Nov 7, '01
I have passed your message off to our clinician, she may be able to give you information that you are looking for.
Nov 10, '01
There are some great books out there. Do a lit search for the best practice.
Put the words "nursing best practice" in the KEYWORD and you will come up with alot of sites.