Reply To: Line Repair

  • Tobi Reisig

    September 24, 2019 at 11:46 am

    ​We have a core group of nurses trained to do central line repair.  There is always at least one nurse per shift with this competency. We do not have a vascular access team. We have also had a couple recent incidents of where a line was repaired a few time because of leaking after repair.  Would also be interested to hear what others are doing for line repair.  Are line repairs done is patient room or in a procedure room? Do you use sterile gowns and drapes for the procedure?
    Thanks for asking this question!

    Tobi Reisig, CPON,RN
    Calgary, AB
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-20-2019 04:26 PM
    From: Cherise Jeffress
    Subject: Line Repair

    Hello all,
              I am wondering how other educators approach line repair competency?  Do your bedside nurses do it?  If so, is it one shift?  Vascular Access Team? CNS?  Do you have a few folks scattered that maintain competency/  We recently had a patient that had her line repaired 3 times due to leaking after the repair.  Thanks.

    Cherise Jeffress, CPHON, MSN, RN
    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
    Oakland, Ca