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Use of Prevantics® in the prevention of CLABSI

  • 1.  Use of Prevantics® in the prevention of CLABSI

    Posted 18 days ago

    If Prevantics® is part of your CLABSI prevention bundle, what has been your site experience been with the product? Did your facility have a decrease, increase, or no change with the product? Have there been issues with the product (problems opening the packet, does not dry in 5 seconds, etc.)? Thanks in advance.



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    Kathleen Shuey
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Oncology
    Baylor University Medical Center
    Dallas, TX
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  • 2.  RE: Use of Prevantics® in the prevention of CLABSI

    Posted 16 days ago
    Hi Kathleen,

    We do not use this particular product, however we do use the disinfecting hub protectors.  When nurses access the hubs they discard the protector, access, scrub the hub with a chlorhexidene swab and place a new protector on the hub.

    I cannot say if this alone has reduced our CLABSI rates, we have implemented a CLABSI bundle, and have ongoing education of the staff, I think as a whole this has been the cause of our reduced rates,

    Regards,

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    Julie Stensness RN BMTCN OCN BN
    Clinical Nurse Educator, Adult Hematology & BMT
    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
    Riyadh
    Saudi Arabia
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