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  1. Gyh

    PICC and clave

    I was always told to do PICC + extension tubing + Clave. I had another nurse who told me I need to do PICC + clave + Extension Tubing +Clave. I can't find anything about this in the procedures/protocols. What is the correct way to set up extension tubing? I didn't think there is a need for clave in between PICC and extension tubing.
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    Med-Surg IV Meds

    Thank you so much for all of this info! I am definitely going to spend time studying the protocols/procedures. Thank you for the info! I didn't know Med Surg nurses give IV chemo meds. I am a little shocked. I thought it was for oncology floor.
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    Med-Surg IV Meds

    Did you have to infusions of insulin? Insulin titrations?
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    Med-Surg IV Meds

    I am starting a Med-Surg job soon and I have never worked in the hospital. Nurses who work Med-Surg what are the common IV push and IV medications? I want to review most common IV meds so that it's not too overwhelming when I start the job.
  5. Gyh

    PICC line removal

    sounds good really appreciate you taking the time to give me this information! I was worried that it would bleed a lot where the PICC line enters the vein.
  6. Gyh

    PICC line removal

    Do you think it would be safe to remove a PICC line at a patient's house with a platelet count between 4-8? Is there a big risk of patient bleeding from the removal?
  7. Gyh

    PICC line removal

    When is it not safe to remove a PICC line with low platelet count? Would you remove a PICC line with platelet count of 8-10? At what platelet count does it become safe to remove a PICC line?
  8. I have been a nurse for a few years but recently I had to start doing more PICC line dressing changes. I have a patient with a PICC line that moves every time I take the clear dressing off as if it doesn't want to stay in the arm. As soon as dirty dressing is removed the line will without any reason come out by 1-2 cm. Patient has had a couple of x-rays at this point and the line is out by 9cm. Have any of you had PICC lines that move so much and any words of wisdom to keep it from coming out during dressing changes?