Reply To: Drawing Labs from a Central Line

  • Lisa Pucillo

    January 27, 2016 at 9:14 am

    At Cleveland Clinic Children’s just the RN draws from the central line. Thanks!


    Lisa A. Bell RN, MSN, MHA 
    Nurse Manager  | M50 Pediatrics & M52 Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

    Cleveland Clinic  |  9500 Euclid Ave.   |  Cleveland, OH 44195
    (216) 444-9397




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    ——Original Message——

    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!



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