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Free lumen deep line? SM
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:23

The patient will be restarted on carbapenem for broad coverage of enteric gram-negative rods, pseudomonas aeruginosa, and intraabdominal anaerobes. I will arrange for the Ash cath to be removed with quantitative roll-plate cultures of the catheter tip and placement of a "free lumen deep line" through a clean anatomic site.

Does this make sense? THANKS

channels,4 med & IV infusions, & blood draw SM Mgt
Kim, I strongly suspect "three-lumen deep line," 3 separate
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:38

This can be the case when the antibiotic will be given through one particular lumen, to permit the blood levels achieved to be obtained accurately from a lumen NOT "contaminated" by high concentrations of the antibiotic because of molecules that adhered to the walls of the lumen. Third lumen is useful if antibiotic is incompatible with the IV fluids doc wishes to give pt, or if there are other meds in addition to be given. (I am weak on spelling, but the antibiotic name you typed fails my "sniff test" :-) LOL! Margaret

NM Margaret
BTW, Kim, your spelling of carbapenem is indeed correct! :-) (nm
Fri Sep 16, 2005 17:46

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