Reply To: Stool on IV tubing

  • Deleted User

    September 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    We change tubing and caps and dressing only if involved. We draw cultures with the cap change and do not start antibiotics unless positive culture or spikes a fever.

    Elizabeth Sheldon, CPHON,CPNP-PC,PCNS
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 09-09-2019 07:21 PM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: Stool on IV tubing



    A code brown!


    We change everything:  caps, dressing, tubing


    We have not routinely started ABX as most are on them already



    Mary Lynn

    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN, RN, CPHON

    NPD Practitioner/Clinical Educator Hem/Onc/SCT

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

    T 312.227.4224 | |

    225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 248, Chicago, Illinois 60611-2991

    APHON Chicago Chapter President



    Original Message——

    Hi all,

    I would like to know if other hospitals have developed a set cleaning guideline when stool accidentally lands on IV tubing/caps.
    Any information would be helpful. Thank you!


    Stephanie Davis, BSN RN CPHON
    BMT Clinical Educator
    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles