Can Home Health Nurse Give Cathflo

What happens if you push Cathflo?

Excessive pressure should be avoided when Cathflo Activase is instilled into the catheter. Such force could cause rupture of the catheter or expulsion of the clot into the circulation.

Is Cathflo a contraindication?

Contraindications. Cathflo Activase should not be administered to patients with known hypersensitivity to alteplase or any component of the formulation.

Is Cathflo a prescription?

Cathflo Activase is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Pulmonary Embolism, Acute Ischemic Stroke, and Central Venous Catheter Occlusion. Cathflo Activase may be used alone or with other medications.

Can Cathflo cause bleeding?

Common side effects of Cathflo Activase include: bleeding (may be serious), blood clots, and. infection.

Is Cathflo covered by Medicare?

Under the MS-DRG system, Cathflo is not separately reimbursable when administered to Medicare beneficiaries in the inpatient setting. Instead, its cost is intended to be covered by the single MS-DRG payment.

Is Cathflo a tPA?

What are the uses for alteplase (TPA, Activase, Cathflo Activase)? Alteplase is used to treat persons with heart attacks (acute myocardial infarctions), strokes, chest pain at rest (unstable angina), blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary thrombosis or embolism), and other less common conditions involving blood clots.

When do you use Cathflo?

Cathflo® Activase® (alteplase) is indicated for the restoration of function to central venous access devices as assessed by the ability to withdraw blood.

How much is Cathflo?

The cost for Cathflo Activase injectable powder for injection 2 mg is around $179 for a supply of 1 powder for injection, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.

Who makes Cathflo?

Genentech: Cathflo Activase® (alteplase) – Information for Patients.

Can you flush alteplase?

Use a push-pause (pulsing) method to flush. If you can’t aspirate blood after waiting 30 minutes, wait until 2 hours have elapsed, then try again. If you still can’t obtain a blood return, instill a second dose of alteplase and repeat the process.