Reply To: Central Line needleless connector change

  • Kim Ross Webb

    March 9, 2023 at 5:53 pm
    We currently change q 96 hours with tubing change. We also take off when we do blood cultures and change after obtaining a blood culture. If we don’t get blood return we try without the needless connector, but honestly not sure that we change the cap.

    Original Message:
    Sent: 3/9/2023 3:30:00 PM
    From: Sarah Pierce
    Subject: RE: Central Line needleless connector change


    I work for a children’s hospital. Our current practice is Q96H with tubing changes. Other indications are: within 24H of receiving blood products, just prior to blood cultures and within 24H of receiving Propofol. Another random one is if we are unable to get blood return from the line, we are encouraged to change the cap to see if that will make a difference. 

    Sarah Pierce
    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