Reply To: Hemodialysis Catheters

  • Hanna Tseitlin

    February 2, 2022 at 4:53 pm

    Hello Ashlee,
    if we use hemodialysis line as central line, we flush it the same way we do our other central lines. The hemodialysis lines that are used for dialysis are managed by nephrology team and are flushed with citrate. They are also not to be used for bloodwork or any other care delivery except for dialysis. 

    Thank you

    Hanna Tseitlin, CPHON,MSN,NP
    Nurse Practitioner
    Thornhill, ON
    Original Message:
    Sent: 02-02-2022 02:34 PM
    From: Ashlee Blumhoff
    Subject: Hemodialysis Catheters

    How do you all flush Hemodialysis Catheters at your institution? Do you use different concentrations of Heparin depending on if you are using it for dialysis vs just using it as a central line? Looking to establish a policy about this in our peds patients here. If able, would appreciate if any one has a policy on this they share it ! Thank you! 

    Ashlee Blumhoff, APRN-CPNP, MSN, CPHON
    Sanford Children’s
    Sioux Falls, SD