Reply To: Central Line Cap Changes

  • Maritza Salazar Abshire

    Member
    January 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    We do not routinely cleanse the uncovered hub. if it requires cleansing the bedside nurse calls the IV Team-they cleanse the uncovered hub- we recently validated our staff on this competency and inquired with our IV team regarding this very question-to standardize practice across the Pedi Unit. IV team does not reccommend routine cleansing of the uncovered hub by the bedside nurse due to the possibility of introducing foreign substances (dried blood) into the unprotected line.

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    Maritza Salazar Abshire, BSN,CPON,MED,RN
    Nurse Educator
    Houston, TX
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-22-2015 03:42 PM
    From: Danielle Grabinski
    Subject: Central Line Cap Changes

    We do both a & b.
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    Danielle Grabinski, MSN, RNC
    Garfield, NJ
    United States
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    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….
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    Ruth Anne Herring, MSN,RN,CPNP,CPHON
    Fort Worth, TX
    United States
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