I work in a 21 bed Surgical High Dependency Unit.
I am one of two clinical link nurses with responsibility for infection
control in the ward.
At present we are looking into infection issues related to administration of
IV drugs via central lines/Hickman lines. Specifically we are looking into
the question of whether or not we as nurses need to be wearing sterile
gloves when administering said drugs. The suggestion made was that it was
I realise any discussion on this conducted over the Internet may constitute
anecdotal evidence but would be interested in discovering what policies
exist in other countries.