Category: Interfacility transfers

Central Lines and Interfacility transfers

Submission ID: 202

Question:


Can you clarify the expectation for the following situation: an ACP crew is doing an inter-facility transfer of a stable patient who has a central line (say an IJC) which is capped off/not actively running. The sending facility staff inquire if they have to send an escort due to the non-running central line. What would the answer be?

Can you clarify the expectation for the same patient, however the facility staff wants the line to be maintained TKVO?

Answer:


The sending facility does not need to send staff for the capped off central line currently not running.

If the staff require that the central line is to be maintained TKVO, staff must accompany the patient.

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