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Reply To: Dressing Change for positive blood cultures
——————————————- Danielle Grabinski, MSN, RNC Garfield, NJ United States ——————————————-
——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-10-2014 09:29 AM From: Sandra Randall Subject: Dressing Change for positive blood cultures
We do not have a practice of changing the dressing when the blood culture comes back positive. We use tunnelled lines for about 97% of the patients. The dressing is clear with a small biopatch so that we can see the site for the most part. No gauze is used.
——————————————- Sandra Randall Nurse Manager Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Portland, OR 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
——————————————- Maritza Salazar Abshire The Children’s Cancer Hospital MD Anderson Cancer Center Nurse Educator Houston, TX United States ——————————————-