I would like to revisit the question of wasting the initial draw from a central line that is suspected for potential line infection or CRBSI. INS P/P manual states NOT to waste the initial draw, and a few physicians at my facility believe the initial draw SHOULD be wasted. Presuming any needleless connector has been removed prior to the draw(is it correct to presume this?), how are other facilities handling this?
St. Louis Children's Hospital Vascular Access Service