I have been asked about ethanol and antibiotic locks, by the hospital pharmacy. I have a policy written some time ago, for the 1 time we used ethanol for a lipid 'sludge' in a Hickman. They are interested in the ethanol for 'sterilizing" the catheter. Any use as a "lock", and would you share your policy? Or give me some facts that I could write my own. Interested in strength used, how long it dwells, and how frequent the dose.
Same info needed for an antibiotic lock.
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Thanks in advance!