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Diane Price
Petroleum Jelly

The INS reccomends appling petroleum jelly when removing a central line.  What brand is everyone using?

Any brand of petroleum-based

Any brand of petroleum-based jelly will work such as Vaseline or an equivalent generic brand. We changed this language from an antiseptic ointment to a petroleum ointment because the goal is not to provide antisepsis or infection prevention. The goal is to seal the hole at the skin-to-vein tract that could pull air into the vein. 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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