How long does your unit leave in UAC's???

  1. Hey All,

    I would like information on how your units use UAC's. I know I have seen a posting on this before, but I can't find it.

    How long do you all leave them in? Do you use single or double lumens? What kind of parameters do you have for pulling them? What area of the country are you in?

    Thanks in advance for your information.
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  3. by   dawngloves
    Here's the thread:
    We too leave them in until the kid is stable. Maybe 10 days, tops?
  4. by   palesarah
    We try no to leave any umbilical lines in longer than a week, occasionally up to 10 days. If the baby still needs an art line after a week, they usually get a radial art line.
  5. by   Jerico
    Depends on the baby and circumstances. As long as they work OK we don't mess with them. Pull them if the baby does not need it; if it doesn't work with go with PAL if we still neet art pressures.