Reply To: PICC lines

  • Mary Jean Howitt

    May 20, 2014 at 6:30 am

    We withdraw blood from 3 Fr (20 g) PICC or larger.
    Anything smaller… we do not; too risky for clotting off.

    Mary Howitt
    Clinical Leader of Development
    IWK Health Center
    Halifax, NS

    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