Would people on this group be willing to share your policies on time frames for changing IV tubings? Currently we change the primary line every 72 hours and a secondary piggyback line every 24 hours. Is what you have based on long-standing policy or do you have a reference that I could use for substantiation of a change in our policies.
Jan 12, '02
The policy at the last two hopsitals that I have worked at state that all IV tubing be changed every 72 hours. Unless it is tubing for TPN--that gets changes every 24 hours.
Jan 13, '02
Last edit by Chuckie on Jan 17, '03
Jan 14, '02
Iv tubing get s changed q 72 hours, bags, q 24, hyper al, q 24, dht/peg feeds q 24. Propofol q 12 (just found that out the other day) Dilantin tubing c/every bag.
Sep 10, '02
we have an iv policy and we change the giving sets every 72hours and this is probably standard policy.
we also use venflon charts to record the observation of venflons on a 4hourly basis.
hope this helps you.:kiss
Sep 23, '02
when we use syringe drivers to administer small infusions of 10mls - 12mls, the I.V. line is changed daily because the line is primed with the new infusion before connection to the patient, as the I.V. giving set has a safety valve attached so that the patient does not get more than their infusion is set at, hope this helps.
Sep 24, '02
Hi, I work for a home IV infusion company (we deal with IV drugs exclusively) I teach the patients to administer their therapy. Our policy is: regardles of the access (PIV, PICC, PORT, etc) the tubing is to be changed every 24 hours. Depending on the therapy this may be several doses or just one.
Sep 26, '02
Every 72 hrs and any lines with TPN or additives will be Q24hrs
Mar 17, '03
we used to be every 72 hrs but policy has been changed to q 4 days for IV fluids
still q 24 hrs for TPN/PPN.
Mar 17, '03
IV Bags q24 hrs except Diprivan which is q12 and PCA pump bag which is q72 and TPN/lipids which are q24
IV tubing is q72 hrs except Diprivan and TPN/lipids which are q24
Any pressure monitoring tubing is also q72 and the bags ie)swan bag must be changed q24.
May 15, '03
CDC recommends changing IV tubing, including piggybacks, no more frequently than at 72 hour intervals. TPN, blood or blood products no longer than 24 hours
May 15, '03
We change primary and secondary tubing Q 96 hours; TPN/PPN and lipid tubing Q 24 hours
Feb 27, '07
some California hospitals are q96h for maintenance iv and pressure tubing
q12h for propofol
q24h for tpn
in Canada, Insulin was changed q24h (bag and tubing)