Reply To: Needleless Connector Type/Brand

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    January 17, 2018 at 11:47 am

    ​We use Q-sites and have been doing so for years.  Many years ago we used the smartsite but felt it had contributed to an increase in CLABSI.  the Q-sites have been successful for us.

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    Heather Holtzople BSN, RN, CPHON
    Nurse Manager
    Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
    Hollywood, FL
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-17-2018 11:41 AM
    From: Katie Madril
    Subject: Needleless Connector Type/Brand

    We are currently using Baxter one-link, (these are new and we are having some concerns)

     

    Katie Madril, BSN, RN, CPHON

    Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatrics

    Office: 916-887-0508

    Cell: 916-208-9694

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    Original Message——

    Hi all,

    It gets discussed here on and off but since this has been a hot topic for us for a while, here goes:

    What brand of needleless connector (cap) does your unit/area use? 

    And if you’ve recently switched products, which NC/cap did you use most recently?

    For anyone interested in following the thread, we use SmartSite by BD and have used them for some time.

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN
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