Positive Pressure Valve on Peripheral IVs - page 2

Is anyone out there using a Positive Pressure Valve on all your Central Lines as well as your Peripheral Lines? I heard from a nurse that a Positive Pressure Valve was not recommended for... Read More

  1. by   mopnglo42
    shawnmed, if you could send me the articles you found too that would be great!!
  2. by   brutuss7
    I am in charge of a newly formed infusion team. We survey, approve PICC line insertions and monitor, assess, and change all central line dressings. I am interested in any literature that pertains to increase in blood stream infections from these positive pressure caps. We did well below the CDC rate in December to find us above the rate in January. We are trying to find the causes and eliminate them. Any help would be appreciated.