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Use of Prevantics® in the prevention of CLABSI

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

    Posted 08-05-2019 18:08

    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 08-07-2019 01:55
    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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