PICCs - page 2

I have a question regarding PICCs (or central lines, in general). I have seen nurses flush all three lumens of a Triple-lumen PICC with a single 10ml prefill NS syringe and then a single heparin... Read More

  1. by   DeepFriedRN
    Quote from Virgo_RN
    Our hospital policy is to flush with 10mL NS using the pulsatile method Q8 hours. We no longer use heparin. We did a test/study before adopting this policy, and the result was that central lines did not occlude any more frequently with the NS flushes than they did using heparin, and NS does not carry the risk of HIT that heparin does.