Team, I recently had a hospital ask me the following:
Chris- do you know, or could you ask on the list serv how drug addicts are being handled? We have had a rash of drug users manipulating and inappropriately using their lines resulting in infections. We were wondering how other hospitals manage this problem.
Certainly, these patients need to be closely monitored and transitioned to PIV and oral medications as soon as possible, but in the mean time, how do you handle this in your facility?
Thanks for your input.