Reply To: PICC line trouble shooting

  • Patricia Conlon

    Member
    December 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Partial occlucion, we use t-PA. Total occlusion, we check an xray to see if any migration occurred and peds surgery sees the patient. IN the future we will educate staff on how to use the stopcock method to unblock the line.

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    Patricia Conlon, CNS
    Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-27-2013 01:10 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
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    Marlene Reidl
    Asst Clinical Manager
    Hasbro Children’s Hospital
    Providence, RI
    United States
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