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PIV dressing changes

Can someone direct me to Research based policy regarding piv dressing changes.  My understanding  from reading the lastest literature is that "VADs" regardless of piv, long piv/midline, or cvc/picc are all to have their dressing changed every 7days.  My institution is needing me to point out the research and resources.  Please help us get this right as fortunately we are having longer dwell times even with our standard pivs.

Thank you

Always start with the

Always start with the references supporting these statements in the INS SOP. For the 2016 edition, the most recent, you can then add a literature search from 2015 forward. 

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

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