Reply To: Dressing Change for positive blood cultures

  • Kathleen Stakes

    July 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

    We use clear dressings so the site can be assessed without changing the dressing.  We do not change. Kate

    Kathleen Stakes
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Winchester, MA
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-09-2014 09:56 PM
    From: Maritza Salazar Abshire
    Subject: Dressing Change for positive blood cultures

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues and Nurse Educators .
    Wanting to benchmark a request from our faculty. . . .

    Is it anyone’s practice to change the dressing of the CVC when blood cultures first come back positive, to assess the insertion site?

    Thank you,

    Maritza Salazar Abshire
    The Children’s Cancer Hospital
    MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Nurse Educator
    Houston, TX
    United States