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Different IV Catheter options

When notating an IV catheter the only available options are for a cephalic, jugular, or saphenous catheters.  However, sometimes we place a pedal, medial saphenous,  or in rare cases an arterial.  There is unotunately no option for noting this.  This would be super helpful going forward to keep everything clear between nurse shift changes.

  • jennifer gala
  • Mar 5 2018
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  • Sally Lee commented
    12 Aug 01:45

    This is incredibly frustrating in our hospital, as we often have multiple catheters in place. Additionally it would be great to include central lines, arterial lines, Indwelling urinary catheters etc.

    Being able to track the placement date of each one would be great.

  • Alissa Shively commented
    March 27, 2019 20:43

    3 votes.  

    This would be ideal.  We rarely have a patient with only 1 IVC.  Please make this a reality.  


  • Brittany commented
    February 02, 2019 09:58

    An option to notate multiple catheters including central lines, picc lines and art lines would be amazing

  • Sarah McVey commented
    February 01, 2019 15:30

    This would be a great feature!

  • India Wood commented
    February 01, 2019 02:51

    This would be a super helpful option to have for many surgical patients!

  • Jerry Jensen commented
    February 01, 2019 00:37

    Most of our patients have 2 or more IV catheters at any given time.  It would be great to have the ability to document this. 

  • Tina Brunnet commented
    January 31, 2019 21:02

    Better than the pdfs

  • Tina Brunnet commented
    January 31, 2019 20:58

    After speaking with a client and making a quick mock up thoughts on this?



  • jennifer gala commented
    March 06, 2018 00:17

    The open box is somewhat helpful.  However, there is still no option for notating front/rear limb, or media/lateral saphenous.   Ther are also different length catheters that we may use, i.e. sampling lines, jugular catheters, and whether or not it may be a single vs double vs triple lumen. 

  • Admin
    Ben Nitschke commented
    March 05, 2018 09:32

    Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you very much for adding this idea! Do you know that we have an option allowing to enter any type of catheter you need? All you need to do is to use the blank field on the right side of catheter options and click "Done". Could you please check screenshots attached below? Is that helpful for you? 

    Please let us know if we understood your request correctly or if you need any further help! 


    Smart Flow Team

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