Submitted by daylily on Mon May 23 13:10:35 2011
Currently we use aseptic technic when performing central line/PICC dressing changes for all inpatients. The dialysis unit, both inpatient and outpatient uses clean gloves when performing dressing changes on their catheters. Our organizational standard is to apply biopatch to all of these lines. Biopatch is sterile and the sterility goes out the window when applied using clean gloves. I recall reading an article addressing the need for sterility in regards to dialysis catheter care but never saved it. Anyone know???? The dialysis unit states that under KDOKI (?sp.) guidelines it is a clean technique.