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    One of our trauma surgeons wants to start routinely power injecting cental lines. I am trying (without much success) to gather data on the subject. As of right now, I wont allow this practice in my department. Anyone out there doing this? If you are, do you have an official policy or do you wing it? Can your CT techs access the central line and hook up the injector? Does the ordering physician need to be present? Who would be ultimately responsible if the cather were to bust? Lots of questions here. I don't mind hand injecting central lines, but I do feel it needs done by a RN. Any information would be appreiciated!!!!!

    Anne
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    My Radiologist gave me some information from the American Journal of Roentgenology regarding a study done with Power injection of contrast media using central venous catheters. I used their information and set up a protocol using the injector.

    Their study used specific CVC brands which happened to be one of the brands we use here at our facility. It also gives you information on which port to use and the injection rate and psi that is going through the catheter. I also contacted the company (Arrow) and received information regarding the psi testing and pressure tolerance of the cv catheter.

    Power Injecting through the CV Line is under the Direct Supervision of the Radiologist or the Radiology Nurse only. I am the only RN down here so I have inserviced the CT techs on the procedure and assisted them with injections so they will be able to inject when they are called in on call or I am tied up with a sedation or procedure. The radiologist is usually here with them.

    I will be happy to send you the information.
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    Beachbum-

    I have the ajr article---from feb 2001. Great info. Can you send me the copy of your protocol? pm/email me for contact info.

    Thank you so much--
    Radnurse
    Last edit by prmenrs on Feb 18, '05
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    Last edit by Chuckie on Jan 17, '03
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    Chuckie,
    Do you have a protocol you could send me? My address and fax number are above.
    Thanks-
    Anne
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    I would love to get your protocol for injecting through a central line, I have been looking at information about this for quite some time. If you could either fax it to me or email it to me that would be great, thanks in advance! pm me for contact info.
    Renee


    Quote from Beachbum
    My Radiologist gave me some information from the American Journal of Roentgenology regarding a study done with Power injection of contrast media using central venous catheters. I used their information and set up a protocol using the injector.

    Their study used specific CVC brands which happened to be one of the brands we use here at our facility. It also gives you information on which port to use and the injection rate and psi that is going through the catheter. I also contacted the company (Arrow) and received information regarding the psi testing and pressure tolerance of the cv catheter.

    Power Injecting through the CV Line is under the Direct Supervision of the Radiologist or the Radiology Nurse only. I am the only RN down here so I have inserviced the CT techs on the procedure and assisted them with injections so they will be able to inject when they are called in on call or I am tied up with a sedation or procedure. The radiologist is usually here with them.

    I will be happy to send you the information.
    Last edit by prmenrs on Feb 18, '05
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    I would love to get your protocol for injecting through a central line, I have been looking at information about this for quite some time. If you could either fax it to me or email it to me that would be great, thanks in advance!
    Renee
    Last edit by prmenrs on Feb 18, '05
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    Quote from Beachbum
    My Radiologist gave me some information from the American Journal of Roentgenology regarding a study done with Power injection of contrast media using central venous catheters. I used their information and set up a protocol using the injector.

    Their study used specific CVC brands which happened to be one of the brands we use here at our facility. It also gives you information on which port to use and the injection rate and psi that is going through the catheter. I also contacted the company (Arrow) and received information regarding the psi testing and pressure tolerance of the cv catheter.

    Power Injecting through the CV Line is under the Direct Supervision of the Radiologist or the Radiology Nurse only. I am the only RN down here so I have inserviced the CT techs on the procedure and assisted them with injections so they will be able to inject when they are called in on call or I am tied up with a sedation or procedure. The radiologist is usually here with them.

    I will be happy to send you the information.
    Considering that there are a few of us that would love to review your protocol for information, would it be possible to post it somewhere in this forum? Do we have that capability?
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    This is an old thread that apparently slipped under the mods radar. It is really not a good idea to put your full name and personal info online. This board is searchable by Google, and you need to protect your privacy.
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    I apologize that I haven't been on this site for awhile. Ifany of you would like to a copy of my Policy and Procedure, please email me with your information and I will either e-mail it,or fax it to you.


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