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Blood draws from central lines

Blood draws via PICC or central lines, direct or thru NFC?

In: phlebotomy, Posted 3 years ago

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Great question. I’m not sure if the evidence exists yet to answer this question fully. This could be a research question for our academic colleagues. However, I do have a few thoughts. If it is for blood cultures I would definitely remove the needlefree connector. Standard blood tests I would keep the needlefree in place. However, I would flush effectively to clear the device of any blood residue.

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