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Transducing Lytic Sheaths

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Hey everyone,

I am looking to see what others are doing in their ICUs and what evidence they have behind it.

We had a practice of transducing all arterial sheaths and lines including lytic catheters as a method of ensuring that the catheter has not been dislodged between q1h checks. We recently decided not to transduce lytic caths as they have specific meds at specific rates and the pressure bags allow for a rate of three ccs an hour, changing the rates and potentially diluting the meds. 

This change has caused an uproar that it is unsafe for patients, but no one can show any evidence one way or the other. With this in mind I wanted to see what everyone else does.

Thanks to everyone, and if anyone has any articles please let me know!🙏

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