Reply To: question about flush lock PICC (hepain conentration)

  • Angele Leger

    July 24, 2019 at 4:58 pm


    Please see attached for our heparin reference tool:'s%20Hospital/CV.03.38%20Assessment%20and%20Routine%20Care%20Of%20A%20Patient%20With%20Vascular%20Access%20CVL%20or%20PIV.pdf


    Angèle Phillips, HBSc, BScN, RN
    Clinical Nurse Educator
    Oncology, Hematology & BMT
    BC Children’s Hospital
    Phone: (604) 875-2345 ext 4749
    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-19-2019 04:01 AM
    From: Sarah Hakim
    Subject: question about flush lock PICC (hepain conentration)


    Kindly appreciate your help in providing me with the Flock Lock pediatric protocol for CVAD.

    Especially PICC lines.
    – Do you flush PICC lines for patients more than 40 kg with 100 units heparin per  ml (2ml) in each lumen  for locking of 24 hours
    and if the patient is less than 40 kg with 10 units heparin me ml 2 ml in each lumen ?
    – if the heparin lock is for  less than 24 hours example every 12hours , do you flush the lumens with with 10 unit heparin per ml ? (2 to 3 ml in each lumen)?
    – Do you put PICC lines in your table with the non tunneled catheter or alone? Do you apply the same flushing technique for piccs and non tunneled catheters?

    Thank you for your help.

    Sarah Hakim, MSN,RN
    Clinical Educator