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We generally do not teach families to change their dressing at home unless:
* the patient is on therapy that doesn’t require frequent hospital visits (rare) * the family is insistent on learning and changing at home (competency is factored in as well) * Insurance doesn’t cover in house dressing changes (again rare)
We always teach flushing and emergency line care to all patients who receive a central line and this teaching starts on the first admission prior to discharge. The timing of when we teach dressing changes all depends on whether it is needed and competency of the caregivers.
Hope this helps.
—————————— Louis Ruggiero, BSN, RN, CPHON Infusion Center Clinical Educator Children’s Hospital Los Angeles firstname.lastname@example.org —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 04-01-2019 02:12 PM From: Anne Raines Subject: family changing CVL dressings
Is it your standard to teach families to change their child’s central line dressings?
When do you start education?
Do you ask that they perform the dressing change regardless of being inpatient or at a scheduled outpatient appt?
—————————— Anne Raines, MSN,RN,CPHON Austin, TX ——————————