Submitted by toshi, Vascular Access Program Coordi, Children's Hospital & Research on Thu Apr 26 22:49:26 2012
We are well aware of the IV tubing change recommendations by the new CDC guidelines. We are also aware this issue has been discussed at many IV listserves recently.
But we would still like to know the standard of practice of TPN tubing change frequency in other hospitals. Please respond to the following questions:
1. How often do you change TPN tubing if it is y'ed with intralipid close to the catheter hub?
2. How often do you change TPN tubing which is directly connected to the catheter hub or y'ed with other stable solutions (not intralipid)?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland