We are looking at new central line dressing kits. Some have skin prep, some do not, they have a mask for the nurse. Should skin prep be used routinely on dressings for central lines/piccs etc? Is it a standard for the patient to wear the mask as well as the nurse or is it ok to just have them to look the other way? We are a small rural facility that has just started placing PICC lines ourselves. The rep for those said to use the skin prep for the statlocks. Any input is greatly appreciated.