Reply To: Leaving peripheral lines in for recurrent visits

  • Patricia Conlon

    August 10, 2016 at 9:56 am

    We do if an infusion is planned. We wrap it well with a gauze wrap and provide education to the family


    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS,

    Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist,

    Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine,

    Fr 3C/2B & Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center,

    Pager: 127-02560
    Phone: 5-6003

    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center
    200 First Street S.W.
    Rochester, MN 55905


    ——Original Message——

    We do send patients home from the infusion center with a PIV in place for the next day’s infusion.  We get a provider order.  We flush it with saline, clamp it and cover it with Tubigrip  They are instructed to apply pressure if it comes out and call MD.  We have instructions that review what to look for.  


    Kathleen Morris, MSN,RN
    Nurse Leader
    University of Rochester
    Rochester, NY
    United States