It is current practice at my facility to begin infusion into a newly inserted central line with a new, clean bag of IV fluids and adminstration set. We do not take the adminstration set from the infusing PIV and attach for use. The INS Standard of Practice 43.2 states "The administration set shall be changed whenever the peripheral catheter site is rotated or when a new central vascular access device is placed." Does anyone else have documentation/references to support or refute this practice?
St. Louis Children's Hospital