Reply To: Rotation of Lumens During Antbx – EBP

  • Regina Winfrey

    September 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    we have seen a + blood culture become – when rotating Antbx have been used. Not sure if we have done this as part of a study.

    Regina Wilkes
    CNL-St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Memphis, TN
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 08-18-2014 09:38 PM
    From: Chris Donaghey
    Subject: Rotation of Lumens During Antbx – EBP

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .
    Taken from a discussion on the instructor forum:

    Our hospital and many alternate lumens of antibiotics in our kids with multiple lumen lines. Does anyone have any evidence for this practice? I’ve seen references to its benefit but it had never been connected to a study. All we are going by is “probably a good idea” at my hospital, and it should be examined as to why we do the things that we do.


    Chris Donaghey, RN, BSN, CPN, CPHON
    Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
    Indianapolis, IN
    United States