HoJO, We recently had to review our policies on central line dressing changes. We had other facilities fax over their policies on the same...and found out that they are doing there dressing changes every mon, wed, and fri. ??? Ours is every 7 days.
I looked in the search on the computer...central venous catheter dressing changes..and found some articles from CDC and APIC and the John Hopkins Center...all recommending..changing the dressings every 7 days..unless they use a gauze then it has to be every 48 hours.
I would be glad to find the articles for you if you still cant find anything. Or if you need to talk about more ideas...I am more that happy to..in fact I am always looking to talk to other medical personnal to throw ideas at...and get new ones.
Please email me if you need or are intereseted in talking or needing more information
my name is Tracy...I am an RN, Infection Control Nurse/ Risk Manager/ Staff Development nurse at a long term care facility
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