Reply To: SiteScrub

  • Cara Johnson

    Member
    July 30, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Mary,
      We do not allow staff to use hemostats but use a lot of other tricks 🙂 We have found that when doing cap changes if you do not allow the Chlorohexidine to fully dry then it will almost create a cement. We have used heat packs around the caps, we also put Co Flex on each side to help with gripping, and have also dripped 10 unit heparin at the junction between the line and the cap. Just a few tricks over the year since hemostats have cracked many lines for us. Hope this helps 🙂

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    Cara Johnson
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 07-30-2014 08:33 AM
    From: Mary Lynn Rae
    Subject: SiteScrub

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and Inpatient Staff Hospital Issues .
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    Hi All:

    Does anyone use SiteScrub on their female hubs (cap removed) of the CVCs? We are having a lot of trouble getting the caps off and having to use a lot of hemostats.  Anyone else having issues? Anything else you have used besides hemostats to get a cap off?

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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