Our Nurse Practice Council had this question ask to them. This is in light of the new federal regulations for not reimbursing central line infections.
Should all solutions and tubings be changed when infusions are initiated into a new central Line or new PICC line?
Should only tubings be changed?
Should tubings and/or infusions be changed when transferring from a peripheral to a new central line or PICC line?
Wuold this make a difference if the central line was changed for a possible sepsis or thrombus?
What practice do you follow?
Do you have any evidenced based references to support your practice?
Thank you so much.