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We typically change the cap/IV tubing/dressing (if the stool went that far) and draw prophylactic cultures. To decrease the occurrence in which we encounter stool on the line, we wrap line connections closest to the patient with telfa and secure with silk tape on any diapered patient or any patient who is experiencing liquid stool. We have found this to be an effective shield for the line, which is also easily changed and maintained. Our NICU has used this practice for years and has been almost 450 days CLABSI free!
—————————— Heather Hartlage, MSN,RN,CPON Clinical Nurse Education Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care and Renal Center Norton Children’s Hospital Louisville, KY United States —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 09-05-2019 05:56 PM From: Stephanie Davis Subject: Stool on IV tubing
I would like to know if other hospitals have developed a set cleaning guideline when stool accidentally lands on IV tubing/caps. Any information would be helpful. Thank you!
—————————— Stephanie Davis, BSN RN CPHON BMT Clinical Educator Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ——————————