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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.

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  • Mar 5 2018
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  • Bridget Kuster commented
    5 Dec, 2023 08:59pm

    + Dorsal Pedal!

  • Kat Johnson commented
    8 Mar, 2022 06:09am

    Additional Caths are always placed under ER care, Add additional options

  • Guest commented
    29 Sep, 2021 02:20pm

    There is currently a box next to the cath locations where alternate locations can be noted. I would like to see the ability to notate more than one cath made available though.

  • Elizabeth Reed commented
    6 Jan, 2021 09:47pm

    Yes please! Being limited to 3 catheter locations does not allow for accurate record keeping of IVs being placed in less commonly utilized veins. I would also VERY much like to see an option for additional IVC locations/dates as well as type (if a central line, etc).

  • Sally Lee commented
    12 Aug, 2020 01:45am

    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.

  • Guest commented
    27 Mar, 2019 08:43pm

    3 votes.  

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


  • Guest commented
    2 Feb, 2019 09:58am

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

  • Guest commented
    1 Feb, 2019 03:30pm

    This would be a great feature!

  • Guest commented
    1 Feb, 2019 02:51am

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

  • Guest commented
    1 Feb, 2019 12:37am

    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
    31 Jan, 2019 09:02pm

    Better than the pdfs

  • Tina Brunnet commented
    31 Jan, 2019 08:58pm

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



  • Guest commented
    6 Mar, 2018 12:17am

    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. 

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    IDEXX SmartFlow commented
    5 Mar, 2018 09:32am

    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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