Question for the group:
When performing a Central Line Dressing change and the StatLock is under the TSM dressing, do you remove the StatLock with your non-sterile gloves or do you remove with sterile gloves?
I have always removed with sterile gloves. I am being challenged by some excellant RNs, that the StatLock is not sterile and should be removed with non-sterile gloves, then apply sterile gloves and proceed with the chloraprep.
My concern is the non-sterile gloves have touched the dirtiest part, the old dressing, and would contaminate the suture wing with more than just resident flora from the skin.
If the site was grosly contaminated with stool/urine, would use two Chlorapreps (or betadine in the old days) i.e. fem lines, but would change the sterile gloves after the first chloraprep, then reprep.
Please any feedback?