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  • ​Hi, Janice.  We still use alcohol wipes and have not had any problems.  Our IV catheters are in place for 3-4 hours max. ------------------------------ Cynthia Christensen RN Nurse Adminstrator South Coast Surgery Center Coos Bay OR 541.266.3665 (3677) ...

  • ​We still use alcohol as the study that showed less IV site infections with chloraprep was for IVs left in place for 72 hours.  Our IVs are in for about 3 hours.  We have never had a reported IV site infection with alcohol prep in 16 years. Peg Jahn BS, ...

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