Canterbury DHB


Ethanol Locks

Ethanol locks are instilled into each lumen of the Hickman® catheter on Tuesdays and Fridays. These are left in for 2 hours then removed. Ethanol locks have been shown to reduce catheter-related infection. Ethanol helps maintain catheter patency especially when PN has been administered.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5852):

Document Owner:

Sean Macpherson (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

January 2019

Next Review:

January 2022


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Topic Code: 5852