Reply To: Port-A-Cath Dressing Changes

  • Kristie Schulz

    January 9, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    We change all of our central lines dressings every 7 days.  That coincides with our every 7 day needle changes for  our  ports.  Unless the dressing is not dry and intact then the dressing shoudl be changed ASAP and the 7 day clock starts again unless they need a needle change. 

    Kristie Schulz
    Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
    Waterloo, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-09-2014 12:32 PM
    From: Kimberly Johns
    Subject: Port-A-Cath Dressing Changes

    Does your hospital have a day during the week when all central line dressing changes are done regardless of when they were last changed? If so how is this managed with Port-A-Cath needle changes?


    Kimberly Johns
    Loma Linda, CA
    United States