Reply To: Rotating Antibiotics

  • Anne Raines

    Member
    April 8, 2020 at 10:16 am
    Historically we have done this but haven’t been able to find literature backing it up.  Do you have any?

    Thanks,
    Anne

    Anne Raines, MSN, RN, CPHON
    Hem/Onc RN Patient Navigator
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    When we have central lines with multiple lumens in patients that spike a fever and are started on an antibiotic we teach to rotate the lumens for the antibiotic. Does anyone  have a similar process for this? For example, we alternate lumens every other dose of antibiotics for 48 hours, then rotate q shift for some time, then q day unless the blood cultures come back positive for either lumen? We’re trying to find more details on timing and relevance to switch. Thank you for any direction.

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    Jennifer Nordin, RN
    Leawood, KS
    United States
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