Refresher: SecurAcath Removal (Line Out First)

This method may be used for SecurAcath removal with PICC’s, FICC’s, midlines and all drains where therapy is being discontinued or the line requires removal.  This method should not be used for CICC’s (CVC’s) due to the potential risk of air embolus.  When removing CICC lines ALWAYS remove SecurAcath first leaving the catheter in situ.  The catheter can then be carefully removed as per hospital protocol (see below video)