We are changing from using alcohol swabs on ports and caps to using CHG swabs. Does anyone have any information that the CHG breaks down the caps?
Wendy Kaler did a study that compared using alcohol to CHG on injection caps or ports. You may want to review this if you have not already, it may save some money.
Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC
CHG products for use in catheter care have a labeled indication for skin antisepsis only. They do not have an indication as a disinfectant for innanimate objects. Thus there is no data about what the solution will do to plastics over a long period of time or repeated use. Lynn
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.
126 Main Street, PO Box 10
Milner, GA 30257
Office Phone 770-358-7861