Dressing change

Review your facility policies and procedures.

Strict adherence to aseptic technique is necessary to reduce catheter related blood stream infection (CRBSI). While aseptic technique is a constant, dressing change policy & procedure (P&P) may vary among institutions. Your institution's P&P is the best guide to safe patient care.

Standard precautions are usually sufficient for uncomplicated catheter dressing change procedures. Mask, eye protection, skin protection are minimum requirements.

Many institutions will provide a pre-packaged sterile dressing change kit.
Sterile kits will likely include:

Dressing Change Scenario


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