I was wondering if anyone else has noticed a cluster of Groshong PICCs that are causing skin rashes/reactions along the path of the catheter under the dressing? You might be tempted to call it an allergic reaction to the catheter itself.Â I have seen this rarely with multiple brands over the years but we see patients in about 90 sites representing lines placed in probably twice that number of hospitals so I can say this is statistically significant. We do not see this issue with other brands from the same manufacturer.
I do not need to know how to deal with it, we have eliminated all sources other than the catheter itself, and are gathering lot numbers to look for aÂ common thread. I am just wondering if others have been dealing with a cluster of these issues lately.
Tony West, RN, CRNI