This is a discussion on Chloraprep vs. Alcohol prep in Oncology Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... With central lines (ie. Groshong, Hickman, internal portacaths, or double/single external...
With central lines (ie. Groshong, Hickman, internal portacaths, or double/single external catheters, ect) what do you use to clean the hub prior to medication administration, blood draws, ect...
I have used providone-iodine(betadine) wiped off with an alcohol pad, Chloraprep only, and alcohol prep pads only. Policy states wiping off with alcohol is sufficient, and I just don't think that kills all the germs.
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