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Central venous catheters

Maintenance / Flush solution After Intermittent Use After Lab Draw Maintenance PRN after medications, etc
Saline 10ml 10 ml 10ml
Heparin 3 ml (100 units/ml) 3 ml (100 units/ml) 3 ml (100 units/ml)
Cap/Tubing change Every 72 hours Every 72 hours Every 72 hours
Dressing change/ Securement Device Every 7 days Every 7 days Every 7 days

Picc lines (lone and midline)

Saline 10ml 10 ml 10ml
Heparin 3 ml (100 units/ml) 3 ml (100 units/ml) 3 ml (100 units/ml)
Cap/Tubing change Every 72 hours Every 72 hours Every 72 hours
Dressing change/ Securement Device Every 7 days Every 7 days Every 7 days

Implanted ports

      Monthly when not in use
Heparin 5 ml (100 units/ml) 5 ml (100 units/ml) 5 ml (100 units/ml)
Cap/Tubing change Every 72 hours Every 72 hours ----------
Needle / Dressing change Every 7 days Every 7 days ----------

Reference(s)

National Institutes of Health, U.S. National Library of Medicine, DailyMed Database.
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