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Continuous infusions administration sets replacement cadence - Poster presentation

Hi everyone!

I'm new to the forum, so I'm getting familiar with the nature of your posts :).

I'll be presenting a poster on INS 2017 on "Continuous infusions administration sets replacement cadence". My initial finding and assuption is that despite the INS' and CDC's recommendations, the majority of hospital policies for set replacement is 72h for primary infusions that are not blood, blood products or TPN.

I'm looking for volunteers to participate in my survey to collect data for the poster. The survey will be distributed electronically (Survey Monkey) and is completely anonymous; it will have 7-10 simple questions on your hospital policy (i.e. how often do you replace these sets, how old is your hospital's policy, etc.) and probably 1 more open question.

If you are interested on participating, please, PM me :). I need to have these data available ASAP, as I'll presenting the poster on May 5th.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Francisco Cuesta, BSN


I am curious to see your

I am curious to see your poster. I have a very different impression from working with many facilities, reading policies and procedures for lawsuits and in writing the standards. The 96 hour change interval for primary continuous administration sets is not new and I have found that most do follow this. The issue is primary intermittent sets. 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

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Thank you Lynn!

Thank you Lynn!

I'll share the poster once I have presented it at INS in roughly a month. My findings so far point more to the 72h, but I'm hesitant, that's why I need to collect the data through this survey.

I'll post the survey link here early next week; if you could share it with your representees, that would help a lot. Again, the survey is completely anonymous and there will not be any question that could compromise the repondent or hospital's identity.

Thank you!

Francisco Cuesta


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