My hospital is switching to CLC 2000 valve for our central lines.  What amount of saline do we need to use to flush with and how often?  Any research on this topic? 

ICU Medical, the

ICU Medical, the manufacturer of CLC2000, demonstrates that flushing with 20cc on NS effectively clears the device of hemoglobin.  The website has downloadable spec sheet for your review.   www.icumed.com

 

Tom Billings, RN

PSR-Hospital Division-New England