Reply To: Dressing Change for positive blood cultures

  • Danielle Marcello

    Member
    January 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    We have the same practice as above.

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    Danielle Grabinski, MSN, RNC
    Garfield, NJ
    United States
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    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.   

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    Sandra Randall
    Nurse Manager
    Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
    Portland, OR
    United States
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    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 .
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    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

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