Reply To: Curos caps

  • Carie Murphy

    Member
    March 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm
    We do use them as well (probably 3ish years now) and have never had a problem.  Just reinforce RN needs to remove and trash used ones.  Never lay them in the bed. 

    Carie Murphy 

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/3/2021 3:21:00 PM
    From: Angie Blackwell
    Subject: RE: Curos caps

    We do not use Curos caps.

     

    Angie Blackwell, MSN, RN, CNS, CPON

    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hematology/Oncology

    CHOC Children’s Hospital

    1201 West La Veta Avenue

    Orange, CA 92868

    (714) 509-4089 Phone 58754 Ascom

    ablackwell@choc.org

    A Clinical Nurse Specialist is a master’s prepared nurse who implements evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes, advance nursing practice, and influence system changes within the organization.

     

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/3/2021 1:35:00 PM
    From: Jessica Aquino
    Subject: RE: Curos caps

    At our institution we do use curo caps for central lines, however for the little ones (under 3 I would estimate) we don’t put on or cover the sites that are further at from the patients.  Our concern is choking hazard.

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    Jessica Aquino, RN
    New Brunswick, NJ
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-03-2021 11:52 AM
    From: Kelly Horn
    Subject: Curos caps

    We have had really good CLABSI rates at our hospital for the past 4 years.  We went 495 days with no CLABSI last year and now have had 3 within 6 months.  Our adult hospital uses Curos caps.  We would like to know how many pediatric hospitals routinely use the Curos caps.  Are you concerned with them being a choking hazard?  Do you use on all ages?

    Thanks in advance,
    Kelly

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    Kelly Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health
    Temple, TX 76502
    kelly.horn@BSWHealth.org
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