Reply To: Curos caps

  • Carie Murphy

    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.


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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.

    Jessica Aquino, RN
    New Brunswick, NJ
    United States
    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 Horn, MSN, RN, CPON
    Nursing Professional Development
    McLane Children’s Baylor Scott & White Health
    Temple, TX 76502