Chloraprep vs. Alcohol prepRegister Today!
- by 64rcs Oct 19, '09With 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.
- Oct 19, '09 by ellakateAlcohol preps are fine. Scrub the hub for 15 seconds for maximal effect.