Just a quick question about how to determine when it is time to change a cap or needle-less connector on a central line. The policy where I work states they must be changed q72hours, or daily for TPN, or after blood draws. So the TPN and blood draws is obvious, but every 72 hours....
We have a label we put on our iv tubing that says "change wednesday" or whatever, but we don't have such a system for saying "this cap here needs to be changed on monday". Is there a quick way that you use, preferably some sticker that goes on the cap itself? I'm hoping to not have to look under 4 layers of charting to find it.
what do you do?