Submitted by md1 on Wed Feb 15 20:29:53 2012
Many issues with staff not using sterile cap to cap end of iv tubing. We are finding nurses using the white cap from the prefilled saline flush or backing the tubing into itself. What are the issues with both these procedures? Need to present this to staff RN's with reasons why these are not correct and can cause contamination.
Also is anyone using a large red cap to cap the end of iv tubing? Do you have a brand name for this cap?
Are any hospitals keeping flush supplies (alcohol wipes, prefilled flushes, end caps) in a container attached to the IV pole itself? If so how is this working for you?