Thanks for your responses. Actually, there have been some significant rashes with a couple of the nurses. We have repeatedly reminded them to allow the area to dry for at least a minute. Honestly, the company I work for uses a dressing kit with the company logo on it. And that it is made in Mexico.
We do usually switch either to a different kit ie Excel (alcohol/betadine mix) or the good ole' fashioned alcohol and betadine. OR we switch to a different type of dressing like IV 3000 or Opsite. We never switch both at the same time so as to see which was perhaps the culprit.
well, will continue to do as we have as it sounds like we are doing everything alright. And as for the CDC recommendations. HMMMM not sure how much I buy into chloraprep being better than alcohol and betadine. Line infections still occur. And not sure how much they have decreased with the chloraprep. So, many things come into play when considering outcomes.