opening clogged PICC, with a wire???? - page 2

Howdy all, recent events make me have to ask... I was taught if a PICC became clogged, non-functional, get the order for tpa and follow p&p yada, yada. Well, we tried that x2 and the sucker was... Read More

  1. by   PICC ACE
    Wow. Talk about risks outweighing benefits! Catheter rupture,catheter embolism,wire embolism,vein perforation,pneumothorax,sepsis and I could go on. I can safely say that guidewires are not labelled for such a use and that PICC IFU's do not include roto-rootering with a wire. A reasonable and prudent act? Not by a long shot.