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<ildp>
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the answer may be obvious, but is it not policy to alcohol swab any med bottle before puncture, even if the snap cap is newly removed?

i have a tech going around stating that the albumin bottles we use during pharesis do not need to be swabbed as long as we quickly puncture the rubber as we snap off the cover
 
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<Nick>
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The tech is incorrect. All med vials are required to be swabbed with an alcohol prep pad prior to being punctured. There is no way of knowing if the vial is contaminated or not regardless if the "protective" cover is in place.
 
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<ildp>
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Thanks, Nick

There is a general inkling that this particular tech was doing a longtime sabotage in her 'precepting' so new hires would seemingly be unprofessional and out of policy.

My team has already brought it to the attention of our MD, CNS and manager
 
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