IV Line infection

Duration

Typical duration = 5 days

Peripheral lines

Removal of peripheral line is usually sufficient.

If sepsis:

Flucloxacillin 1g IV 6 hourly (review daily) if MRSA considered

Vancomycin IV

If allergy  Vancomycin IV

Central lines

Seek advice immediately from consultant/microbiology. Treatment duration dependant on infecting organism, seek microbiology advice