Reply To: Central Lines in BMT patients

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    March 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm
    Our kids usually come to SCT with a port which we leave in and then just add a DL PICC with hopes of removing before discharge….

    Mary Lynn
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CPHON, BMTCN
    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator:  Hem/Onc/SCT (LC17/LC18)
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    225 E. Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois  60611
    Phone:  312-227-4224
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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