Per CDC and INS guidelines, dressings with a transparent semipermiable membrane can be changed q7days and prn. If gauze is used, the dressings need to be changed within 48 hours.
Chris Cavanaugh, CRNI
Chris Cavanaugh, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC
Telfa on a CVC dressing?? I have never used this. I would say this would fall into the tape and gauze category and require the 48 h change.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
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