I have been reading that you should scrub the hub between every access. To confirm that I understand this correctly I have some questions:
1. Is this what is meant by scrub before each access: scrub prior to first flush syringe, scrub the hub prior to next syringe and again prior to heparin?
2. Does each scub need to be 15 seconds? Or can the first one be 15 seconds and the rest a shorter time?
3. Do you use a new alcohol swab for each cleanse?
We are putting this into our policy and will be asked for references.Can anyone direct me to the references for this?
Thanks very much