Reply To: Drawing Labs from a Central Line

  • Janet DeJean

    Member
    January 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    In our office visit area the primary role of the LVN is to access ports, draw labs, and perform dressing changes on central lines.  In the Infusion Area the RN’s perform all of those tasks if the patient isn’t already accessed from their office visit.  We do not allow MA’s or phlebotomist to touch the central lines.

     

    Janet DeJean, MSN, RN, CPON

    Outpatient Education Coordinator

    Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers

    Texas Childrens Hospital

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    Hello All,

     

    I have a question about who, in your respective institutions, is allowed to draw labs from the Central Lines of the Heme/Onc and Stem Cell patient population.  Does your support staff draw from a central line with proper training (phlebotomists, MAs or LVNs?) or  is your policy similar to ours to where only the RN can draw from the Central Lines of Pediatric Patients?

     

    Thank you so much for your help and responses!

     

     

    Maritza Salazar-Abshire, MSN, MEd, RN, CPON

    Senior Nursing Instructor

    Department of Nursing Education

    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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    Houston, TX 77030-4009

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