NURS407 Study Guide - Final Guide: Heparin, Anticoagulant, Chlorhexidine

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Picc lines can be put in by specially trained nurses: picc gets more clotted easily because it is longer in length than the cvad. Proper flushing, using full 10ml syringe for any flushing or locking. Flushing both ports, if have more than one port. Usually theres a red sticker that says line is clotted, specialized nurse comes and puts in clot buster (can"t use it for certain time) Make sure you check what is infusing in your line, what is used for flushing and the ml, and know about lines. 3 lumens: medial exit in middle, distal exit near end, proximal exit before medial (so theres holes in the line that exit at different points) Know where they cut the catheter and at what length. Have to flush all 3 different lines, lock all 3 lumens and and change all 3 caps. If accessing line a lot should be aspirated before: draw back 3-4cc blood, then have to flush.