Nursery/NICU linen changes

  1. Can you please share with me your hospitals policy on changing nursery/Nicu linens. Research is outdated.
    Thanks
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   klone
    We don't have a policy. For NBN, we just change them PRN if they're soiled (they're only there a couple days). For NICU, they're changed daily.
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    OP, I have moved your post to the NICU forum to encourage responses.
  5. by   Elizabeth777
    We change ours in the NICU every night and as needed.
  6. by   jennylee321
    Yeah daily seems to be the new trend as part of a CLABSI prevention bundle.
  7. by   Miiki
    Nightly with the bath and as needed.
  8. by   Guy in Babyland
    Every other day with bath and PRN
  9. by   vintage_RN
    We do baths every other day and change the linens during the bath
  10. by   ldrnicuguy
    Oh and learn to do them one handed because you'll be holding the baby in the other. I'm not sure that's in the policy, but it should be required learning. :-)
  11. by   Miiki
    Quote from nicuguy
    Oh and learn to do them one handed because you'll be holding the baby in the other. I'm not sure that's in the policy, but it should be required learning. :-)
    I had an 18 lb. primary recently.... I started log rolling that baby like an adult.
  12. by   BrandNewBabyNurse
    We do 3X weekly and then obviously PRN as well. I'd say it probably works out to almost every day with all of the PRN changes.
  13. by   NICUismylife
    Quote from Guy in Babyland
    Every other day with bath and PRN
    ^^^ This
  14. by   Lyfling83
    Our policy was to change them every night at the 2000/2100 care time (optimally). And we have a huge NICU (115 bed). And also PRN of course. You know how some kiddos go through their sheets super quick! But it was always changed at least once per 24 hours. We used crib sheets that were made for us, mostly. Handmade giraffe sheets, bigger sheets for the cribs, and handmade pillowcases for the bassinets (or for the giraffe beds, if you run out of giraffe sheets). In a pinch we would just throw on a plain white pillowcase if we were out of handmade ones.

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