Reply To: Central line dressing changes for infant

  • Anne Raines

    Member
    August 13, 2020 at 8:56 am
    Hello Maritza,

    We use betadine and sterile water for babies under 2 months.  We also have a non-CHG biopatch.  No change in dressing, just the standard.
    Anne

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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

    Hello all,

    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

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    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
    msalaza@mdanderson.org
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