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carol Barker
betadine
Does anyone know how often a tegaderm IV dressing requires changing if the PICC insertion site was cleansed with betadine?
lynncrni
There is no difference in

There is no difference in the change frequency according to CDC and INS, however povidone-iodine is not longer the preferred skin antiseptic agent. TSM dressing should be changed at least weekly and tape and gauze should be changed every 48 hours. Povidone-iodine use requires at least 2 full minutes to become thoroughly dry before you put on the next dressing.  

 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

www.hadawayassociates.com

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

carol Barker
Thank you Lynn, as always
Thank you Lynn, as always you guide us in our practice.
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