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Reply To: Central line dressing changes for infant
We use povidine iodine and alcohol. There are silver patches that do not contain chlorhexidine, which we actually use for a severely allergic patient. We use a primapore, opsite, or occlusive dressing.
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——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 8/12/2020 4:33:00 PM From: Maritza Salazar Abshire Subject: Central line dressing changes for infant
We will be admitting a very young infant for chemo to our inpatient unit and have a couple of questions regarding central line dressing changes. Currently CHG is contraindicated for use in children less than 2 months old, has the literature changed regarding this guideline? Do you use CHG for this patient population? If not what do you use for cleaning their central line? Do you use a bio patch over the insertion site? What type of dressing do you typically use?
We appreciate your help!
—————————— Maritza Salazar-Abshire, MSN, MED, RN, CPON Senior Nursing Instructor The Children’s Cancer Hospital at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Houston, Texas USA 713-745-0383 email@example.com ——————————