Reply To: KVO Central Line Infusion Rate

  • Gale Roberts

    November 12, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Susan,
    Generally we use the rate of 20cc per hour.  Unless the child is an infant (< 10 kg), then we would have to have to adjust it according to the max hourly rate, if they had another line infusing.  Gerally never lss than 15 cc hr though.

    Gale Roberts
    Provincial Pediatric Oncology Nurse Coordinator
    Janeway Children’s Health & Rehab Centre
    St Johns

    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-12-2013 02:47 PM
    From: Susan Russo
    Subject: KVO Central Line Infusion Rate

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and Nurse Educators .
    What is your institutions minimal infusion rate when administered through:

    a. Port-A-Cath 
    b. Tunneled Central Venous Line

    Thanks for the input!

    Susan Russo
    Hem Onc Interim Nurse Educator
    Austin, TX
    United States