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PICC dressing changes question
I was just wondering what other pediatric facilities are practicing with dressing changes.  For pediatric patients, do you place tegaderm directly on the catheter, or apply telfa over insertion site first on routine dressing changes?
Angela Lee
On the cuffed tunneld
On the cuffed tunneld catheter we use Primapore and change every M,W and F.  All other catheters we use a transparent dressing directly over the catheter and change weekly.
Gwen Irwin
Our current policy is to

Our current policy is to place a Biopatch on the site , then place the transparent dressing. 

/Gwen Irwin

Austin, Texas

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