Infections and IV Tubing. Johanna Dalton Missy Leppard Leslie Martino . ACH Policy . Standard precautions will be used at all times. Tubing’s will be dated and timed after each change. Primary and secondary IV tubing will be changed every 72 hours and prn . Why 72 hours?. Definitions .
Why 72 hours?
What are three ways the nurse
can help prevent infection?
What is the CDC’s current policy
regarding tubing changes?
“no more frequently than 72hrs”
has been loosely translated as no longer than72hrs.
This is incorrect! 72 hours is NOT the MAXIMIM amount of time but
rather the MINIMUM amount of time the tubing should be kept in