Line requirements for TPN administration

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Julie A DAmbrosi
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Line requirements for TPN administration

This request is posted on behalf of our TPN lead pharmacist....our current central line policy includes the following "Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) is administered through a dedicated virgin port or lumen if clinically feasible. Changing the CVAD over a wire to obtain a virgin port is not recommended." Infection Prevention and Nursing leadership are reevaluating "virgin' line due to potential need for placement of a new central line to make a 'virgin" port/lumen available.

What does your TPN and/or central line policy state about IV access for TPN administration?