Our facility uses normal saline flush bags with a bag spike.Â This is a community bag and is changed q 4 days if not used up. Â Is there any literature out there proving any contamination of these bags?Â The bag spike has a non reflux valve.Â I have never felt comfortable about this but have neverÂ read any studies.Â ThanksÂ
I would think that the "community" flush bag is being used like using a mult-dose vial and worry about the transmission of possibvle organisms.Â I do know but can't remember the article that was written about the transmission of Hep C with the use of mulit-dose vials.Â Does your hospital use multi-dose vials.
Helen Lazeration, CRNI
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital