Title

Hemodialysis Catheter Care: Identifying Best Cleansing Agents.

Publication/Presentation Date

3-1-2016

Abstract

In an attempt to create a standardized resource for cleansing both non-tunneled and tunneled hemodialysis catheters, it was discovered that all disinfectants are not compatible with all catheters. This article describes the process used to identify best practices for hemodialysis catheter care and steps taken to standardize practice throughout a hospital network. Standardized evidence-based practice preserves the integrity of catheters while allowing nurses to provide quality care to patients.

Volume

43

Issue

2

First Page

153

Last Page

155

ISSN

1526-744X

Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

27254970

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article