Reply To: family changing CVL dressings

  • Kimberly Duback

    April 2, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    ​We do not routinely teach CVL dressings. We ensure they know what to do if a dressing becomes soiled or non-occlusive until a healthcare provider can re-dress.  We teach CVL care in terms of scrubbing the hub, flushing (as appropriate) and have parents perform return demonstrations on a monthly basis, but do not teach cap changes or dressing changes.

    Kimberly Duback, MS, APN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Advanced Practice Nurse
    Advocate Children’s Hospital
    United States of America
    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