Reply To: Central Line needleless connector change

  • Anna Urosev

    January 20, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Our policy is to change all needless connectors q 96 hours, unless otherwise indicated (TPN, lipids, tacro etc.). Our adult side at University of Chicago follows this policy as well.

    [Anna] [Cirone Urosev], [MSN, RN, CCRN]
    [Clinical Nurse Educator]
    [Comer Children’s Hospital]
    [Chicago], [IL]
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-21-2022 01:58 PM
    From: Ashley Duffner
    Subject: Central Line needleless connector change

    Good Afternoon All,

    We are a children’s hospital within a hospital and wanted to reach out to see what other children hospitals are doing. We currently change our needleless connectors and IV tubing Q96 hours routinely. The adult side just changed the policy change everything Q7 days. Would love to know what everyone else is doing.

    Thank you

    Ashley Duffner, RN,CPNP
    Commack, NY
    United States