IV push above or below filter

  1. Kind of a new nurse here... I have a question regarding filters on central lines. When I push med into central line. Should I do it below the filter or above the filter. I am assuming below the filter is distal to body. I have always pushed below the filter because that is what my preceptor taught me, but, I am seeing other nurses go above filter. Thankyou!
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  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Was always taught to push below the filter.