Our current hospital policy is to change IV tubing every 96 hours, peripheral IVs every 96 hours, lipid tubing every 24 hours.
I want to change this based upon INS standards.Â I was told by a CRNI that peripheral IVs can extend to 96 hours if you do not have any infection problems.Â Anyone know?
If a continuous infusionÂ becomes intermittent the tubing should be changed in 24 hours.Â How do you monitor this?
Let's say a patient is receiving a continuous infusion and the tubing is labeled to be changed in 72 hours (based on INS).Â The patients peripheral IV requires changing within the first 12 hours.Â Do you re-label the tubing to 24 hours from that point?
Any examples of this standard in practice would be appreciated.