Category Archives: Central Venous Access Device Access

Question re potential med administration through a PICC line; would it be prudent to patch to Base Hospital for direction/permission to administer Gravol for example, in a pt who is declining additional IV initiation but already has a PICC line established and knowledge of how they self-administer their own medications? Thank you.

Question: I was just wondering how CVAD access should be documented on the ACR? There is no specific code for CVAD. Is it ok to document using the Normal Saline code (345) and just specify that it was via CVAD in remarks? Should I always get blood when I aspirate? (I didn’t but it seemed to flow well).