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Routine IV site changes
Our policy is to do peripheral IV site rotation every 72 hours.  Is anyone doing IV site rotation every 96 hours as stated in the CDC guidelines?
our hospital is thnking

our hospital is thnking about it, the INS standard still recommends 72 hour rotation (standard 49, s51 in Jan/Feb 2006), we do a pheblitis study quarterly and we try our best to keep under 5%. We understand the CDC states 96, and we woud love it..hope this helps you..


Owensboro Medical Health System

Wendy Erickson RN
We are doing the every 96
We are doing the every 96 hour site rotation and have not had any increase in infection or phlebitis rates.

Wendy Erickson RN
Eau Claire WI

Lisa Y., Team Leader IV Team

Lisa Y., Team Leader IV Team UPMC St. Margaret Pittsburgh

We have been doing the 96 hour routine change for several years now with no increase in phlebitis or infiltration.

 Unfortunately, administration is looking into getting rid of the "routine restart".  They are entertaining the idea of leaving the lines in indefinately!  Has anyone else been through this?

Lisa Y., RN, BSN University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Horizon IV Therapy

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