Chloraprep vs. Alcohol prep

  1. 0 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.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
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  3. Visit  ellakate profile page
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    Alcohol preps are fine. Scrub the hub for 15 seconds for maximal effect.
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    Quote from centexRN
    Alcohol preps are fine. Scrub the hub for 15 seconds for maximal effect.


    Even for drawing blood cultures?
  5. Visit  ellakate profile page
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    Quote from 64rcs
    Even for drawing blood cultures?
    This I do not know. Check your facility's procedure to be sure.


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