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Are floor/tele nurses at your facility allowed to d/c EJs, or does it have to be someone on your IVT team? My first thought was that it is considered a peripheral line so the same considerations apply as to other peripheral lines. As a tele nurse at our facility, we are allowed to d/c IJs and other central lines (with the exception of PICCs), so why would we not be allowed to d/c an EJ? Any thoughts?
I've never done it, but it occurs to me that it might depend on your hospital's policy. I'd check with them first.

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It may have been overlooked and not specifically mentioned because they are not that common. If you see a lot of them I'd be curious as to why. But, yes, I believe they are no different to remove than a peripheral.

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Quote from gtmooreAre floor/tele nurses at your facility allowed to d/c EJs, or does it have to be someone on your IVT team? My first thought was that it is considered a peripheral line so the same considerations apply as to other peripheral lines. As a tele nurse at our facility, we are allowed to d/c IJs and other central lines (with the exception of PICCs), so why would we not be allowed to d/c an EJ? Any thoughts?
Author: alice  3-06-2015, 16:45   Views: 1087   
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