PICC line: who needs single vs double lumen

SINGLE LUMEN PICC:

DOUBLE LUMEN PICC:

 Reminder:

-         number of lumens is directly related to increased infection rate

-         most patients are sent home with PICCís and require daily heparin flush

-         4 Fr double lumen: small lumen clots often

-         3 FR: adequate for most patientís especially > 2 years old

-         Large lumen PICC catheters should be considered for patient that require frequent blood transfusions

 

11/5/03

 

Stana Fustar, RN, CRNI
Surgical Oncology Nurse Care Manager
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS #100
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-2450, x5019 (phone)
(323) 666-3466 (fax)
(213) 209-1242 (pager)
sfustar@chla.usc.edu