Reply To: Central Lines in BMT patients

  • Carie Murphy

    March 10, 2022 at 2:40 pm
    We do place DL PICCs usually and use 10unit heparin after flushing if not actively infusing through the line.  We only give prophylactic heparin for VOC prevention.  

    Carie Murphy, MSN, RN, CPON

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/10/2022 2:14:00 PM
    From: Theresa Decker
    Subject: Central Lines in BMT patients

    Hello all, 

    Just curious what type of lines your BMT patients get upon admission if they do not already have an existing Hickman. So if a patient has a port, what type of line do they usually have placed?  If you do PICC lines, do you all give prophylactic anticoagulants? We would not normally do this but our last few PICCs have developed clots so our providers do not want to use them anymore. 


    Theresa Decker BSN, RN, CPHON
    Education Coordinator Hem/Onc/BMT
    Children’s Mercy Kansas City