Consider Medication Culprits When Central Lines Clog

When should thrombolytics be used to clear occluded central venous lines?

Up to one in four central lines become blocked. Teach your colleagues best practices...to reduce med administration delays and costs associated with clogged lines.

Thrombolytics (alteplase, etc) are often ordered, but they only work against clots or fibrin...which cause about 60% of all blocked lines.

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