Just came from an interesting meeting in an acute care hospital and I need your help. Our goal is to change the cvl dressing every 7 days ( and prn). I'm posing the following questions.
1. Are your patients' cvl dressings usually in good shape and able to meet the 7day dressing change practice rule? Or do the dressings become bloody/dirty or lose integrity prior to the appointed time?
2. What product do you use for central line dressings?
3. How much blood at the insertion site would prompt the nurse to change the dressing?
You may answer me off line (if you desire) at [email protected]