After enjoying reading this site for many months I now have a question of my own from here in the UK.
I would like to institue a policy of cleaning hubs/ports etc with 2% CHG or 70% alcohol swabs prior to EVERY access for piv's and central lines. Now I know this is nothing new as it is recommended in all guidelines, what I am talking about is a fresh swab for each syringe connection, which would mean 4 swabs for a SAS technique.
I am sure I read something similar in a thread but cannot find the reference. I have mentioned this to some senior nurses and eyebrows were raised, they can all see the point of cleaning before and after but not inbetween.
Have I missed something as before I start to create rumblings within the Hopoital I want to be sure of my facts and most guidelines are too general.
Hope you can help