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We change all our tubing every 96 hours even if we draw labs from the line. Antibiotics are run as secondary infusios We have not had any line infections using this practice. Kate
——————————————- Kathleen Stakes Massachusetts General Hospital Winchester, MA United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 04-15-2014 11:11 AM From: Traci Marsh Subject: IVPB tubing
When patients with a central venous catheter are admitted and need IV antibiotics, I was just wondering how institutions change/keep track of changing the secondary tubing for piggy back antibiotics? So our standard practice is that our tubing is good for 96 hours if the line does not get broken. If you break the line it needs to be replaced within 24 hours. So it was suggested by an employee that we just change the IVPB tubing daily with your first dose of antibiotics. Reason being almost all of our Hem/Onc inpatient population is receiving daily lab work, therefore, we are having to change all the tubing every 24 hours. Any thoughts or standards at your institutions? Thanks in advance for any input.
Traci Marsh, RN Pediatric Special Care Unit Nurse Clinician The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah, GA
——————————————- Traci Marsh Guyton, GA United States ——————————————-