My pt. is to do PICC infusions q8h at home. His technique is good. My question involves cap changes.PICC is in RAC. He has a 12" extension to allow him to handle his line. I was advised to "change caps daily." Extension tubing remains in place for 3days (whereas IV tubings are changed daily). PICC is capped and extension tubing is capped = 2 caps. It does not make sense to me to change the cap on the actual PICC line because I would then be using the same old extension tubing on it. This situation does not fit "hospital" policies because no extensions are involved. Have tried surfing the web, including Mfr. site, still not sure...
Any opinions appreciated!!!