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
There are no articles or research on this practice. Septums may be cleansed with various amount of success based on septum design. Some have gaps and can not be properly cleansed. I recently saw an infection control nurse's presentation that demonstrated this difficulty. She used agar plates to show growth. I currently do work with a connector company - RyMed Technologies and their connector Invision-Plus Neutral is swabable. Their agar plate was clean. There are several users who have achieved zero infection rates (one for 4 quarters one for 2 quarters) that are working on publications. Their central line bundle included biopatch, chlorprep, statlock and InVision-Plus Neutral. This approach attacked both extraluminal and intraluminal fluid pathway contamination.