Reply To: KVO Central Line Infusion Rate

  • Gale Roberts

    Member
    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 

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    Gale Roberts
    Provincial Pediatric Oncology Nurse Coordinator
    Janeway Children’s Health & Rehab Centre
    St Johns
    Canada
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    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 .
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    What is your institutions minimal infusion rate when administered through:

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

    Thanks for the input!

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