Reply To: Central Line Cap Changes

  • Danielle Marcello

    January 22, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    We do both a & b.
    Danielle Grabinski, MSN, RNC
    Garfield, NJ
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 12-29-2014 12:42 PM
    From: Ruth Anne Herring
    Subject: Central Line Cap Changes

    When changing the cap on central lines or PICC lines, at your institution do you

    A. Remove the cap, then cleanse the uncovered hub before placing the new cap
    B. Cleanse the connection before removing the old cap and placing the new cap
    C. Both A and B

    Also – would you share any supporting references that you have.

    Thanks and Happy New Year….
    Ruth Anne Herring, MSN,RN,CPNP,CPHON
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States