Reply To: Cap Changes

  • Joan Vaughan

    January 24, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    We use sterile technique, do not scrub the tubing hub and we use alcohol. We are considering chlorhexidine but have not changed yet. 
    Joni Vaughan
    Riley Children’s Hospital
    Indianapolis, in  United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-24-2014 05:49 PM
    From: Ashley Varnes
    Subject: Cap Changes

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Bone Marrow Transplant and APHON Open Forum .
    How does your institution perform cap changes on central lines?  Sterile or aseptic? Do you scrub the hub once the old cap is removed?  Do you use alcohol or chlorhexidine? Thanks!

    Ashley Varnes, RN, CPHON
    MUSC Children’s Hospital
    Charleston, SC
    United States