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As a part of our central line bundle, for any line that is sluggish or clotted, we administer and have alteplase dwell. In lines where we have difficulty infusing the medication, we use a stopcock method to infuse the drug. We implemented this practice a about 1.5-2 years ago and have had a lot of success.
——————————————- Kimberly Duback Advocate Children’s Hospital- Oak Lawn Oak Lawn, IL United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 12-27-2013 12:32 PM From: Marlene Reidl Subject: PICC line trouble shooting
Hello I was wondering what is the protocol at other institutions for trouble shooting slugish or clotted PICC lines? If there is a partially occluded line do you administer lovenox or do you pull the line? Thanks Marlene Reidl ——————————————- Marlene Reidl Asst Clinical Manager Hasbro Children’s Hospital Providence, RI United States ——————————————-