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Preventing Central Line Infection
Scrub the Hub – Scrub the Cap:
Every Line - Every Time
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
• What is the function of the orange Swabcap
device?
• What is the function of the blue Sitescrub
device?
• How do you use the Sitescrub device?
• Is use of Sitescrub required for hub entry or
cap entry or both?
• Can Swabcap or Sitescrub ever be re-used
on the same patient or the same line?
November 6, 2014
CCHMC Vascular Access Team
Questions? 803-4828 or pager 736-0337
Preventing Central Line Infection
Scrub the Hub - Scrub the Cap: Every Line - Every Time
ANSWERS:
•
What is the function of the orange Swabcap device?
 Passive protection of all PIV and CVC caps to minimize risk of infection
•
What is the function of the blue Sitescrub device?
 Friction scrub of all CVC hubs, PIV and CVC caps for removal of debris, bacteria,
and biofilm immediately prior to each line entry
•
How do you use the Sitescrub device?
 Push blue Sitescrub device firmly onto the PIV/CVC cap or hub. Rotate
Sitescrub back and forth EIGHT times over 10 seconds. Remove Sitescrub and
allow to air dry for 5 seconds prior to access.
•
Is use of Sitescrub required for hub entry or cap entry or both?
 Both
•
Can Swabcap or Sitescrub ever be re-used on the same patient or the same line?
 NO! Swabcap and Blue Sitescrub must never be re-used
November 6, 2014
CCHMC Vascular Access Team
Questions? 803-4828 or pager 736-0337

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