Hemodialysis central venous catheter scrub – the -hub protocol … part 3

Central venous catheter 2

 

Catheter connection and disconnection steps

Disconnection steps:

  • Perform hand hygiene and don new clean gloves
  • Clamp the catheter (always clamp the catheter before disconnecting. Never leave an uncapped catheter unattended)
  • Disinfect the catheter hub before applying the new cap using an appropriate antiseptics
  • Always handle the catheter hub aseptically. One disinfected, do not allow the catheter hubs to touch non sterile surfaces. Hold the catheter until the antiseptic has dried
  • Attach the new sterile caps to the catheter aseptically. Use caution if tape is used to secure caps to the catheter
  • Ensure that catheter is still clamped
  • Remove gloves and perform hand hygiene
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