Reply To: Rotating Antibiotics

  • Anne Raines

    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?


    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.

    Jennifer Nordin, RN
    Leawood, KS
    United States