Reply To: PICC lines

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    May 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    We draw blood from PICCs the same way we do for ports and Broviacs/Hickmans.  We use a closed blood draw system and flush with 5 mL first, waste, 3 mL (6 mL for 1st pk or anticoags); at the end flush with the remaining 5 mL.

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-16-2014 12:02 PM
    From: Gwen Faschoway
    Subject: PICC lines

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
    We are looking at our policy on drawing blood from PICC lines.  I am wondering what others do for this.  I would welcome feedback on  the policies that you use in your institutions.
    Thanks 🙂

    Gwen Faschoway
    Surrey, BC