Our home health agency has asked us what the routine for IV tubing changes should be.
Currently they are changing:
Our policies have been 48 hour tubing changes for interrupted systems (piggy backs, intermittent hydration, antibiotics, etc.), every 120 hours for uninterrupted infusions (infusions that do not require a bag change or any manipulation of the line) and every 24 hours for TPN. These time frames were established because of the way our drugs are compounded for home infusion and the risk of infection in the home setting. What are your thoughts?
Thanks for your help,
Julie Mijatovich, CRNI, Operationa Lead VAS
Fort Wayne, In