Our hospital is doing a trial use of the Sorbaview dressing for all central lines/PICC lines. Does anyone out there like/dislike these dressing and why? Thanks.
We use the Sorbaview for patient's with tegaderm sensitivity. The plus side is the dressing is longer and narrower, so you get a bit more coverage of your site. It also cuts down on skin sensitivities as well. It doesn't seem to adhere as well as tegaderm.
Mally Harman, RN, BSN
Vascular Access Team Coordinator
We use them for those sensitive to tegaderm as well. We are outpatient, and one of the things that I especially like is the v-notched tape strip. That seems to hold the dressings on preety good. They seem to stick as well as the tegaderm CHG that we use otherwise. There are some people that a dressing just will not stick well, and others that it is fine.
Gail McCarter, BSN,CRNI
We recently started using the SorbaView dressing on our patients with sensitive skin as well. We have had great success with it. It has stayed in place very well and no skin reactions. We are going to switch to the SorbaView dressing change kits as soon as we run out of our current supply. It is more convienent and saves nursing time not messing with the statlock, and the built in securement piece of the dressing does stabilize the PICC line well. Hope this is helpful.
Valorie Dunn, RN, BSN, CRNI
Infusion Therapy Coordinator
Home Health Pharmacy
St. Elizabeth Regional Health
Valorie Dunn,BSN, RN, CRNI, PLNC
Sorbaview makes a quality product, have used them in the past with great success. For those that can't afford the Stat Lock or prefer not to use the Stat Lock, it's a great alternative.
Marty Quinton, CRNI
Methodist Germantown Hospital
We trialed the Sorbaview Shield dressing and the marjority of the staff loved it. The underlying concern was loss of catheter due to dislodgement during dressing changes. The Stat Lock gave us the added security to lessen loss of line.
We ended up using the Sorbaview dressing without the securement and applying Statlock.
I put a piece of tape just below the dressing before I remove it then use my sterile gauze to hold it up to clean under it. I stick the tape back down while the site is drying then apply the sterile dressing and remove the tape. The PICC lines don't move any more than when the stat lock is removed that I have seen so far. I hope that helps you.
At. Elizabeth Regional Health
We have recently changed to sorbaview dressings but we continue to use the statlock. We did not like the sorbaview shield it did not seem to hold as well for us but we do like the dressing itself esp the anchor piece. We also have central lines kits with the sorbaview and we use the jugular dressings which are very nice they hold very well.