CNS-Led Program Teaching Floor Nurses Best practices in PICC Line Clot Removal

Romanoski, Margaret M.

Utilizing a needs assessment of the Medical/Surgical Units revealed there is a need for staff nurses to be educated regarding how to unclot PICC lines for improved patient care. Benefits of salvaging PICC lines include: less disruptive to therapy, reduces patient discomfort/trauma, preserves number of available sites for future use, eliminates risk of complications related to insertion, limits extra costs related to device replacement and potential increased length of stay.