What is your practice? When discontinuing a PIV do you use sterile gauze or clean? We are rewritting our PIV policy and this is a hot topic. Some say a clean gauze should be used, others think what is a clean gauze? Was it put in the nurses pocket with her pens and money? Was it put on a bedside table we have all seen what lives on bedside tables!
Others think its a wound and best practice would be a sterile 2x2 gauze over the insertion site. What's 0.02 cents when decreasing the posibility ofÂ infections. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.