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I would consider using a bordered foam dressing (occlusive but cannot visualize site), or a basic gauze/tape setup. They would only last you 24-48 hours at most, but it could be beneficial. Or what our burn unit does: sterile 2×2 over site, sterile 4×4 over that, then kerlex wrap over the entirety of that, wrapped around torso.
Again, options that may not be ideal for your kid, especially if site isn’t well healed, but things that our wound team have collaborated with us to fix before.
—————————— Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON Clinical Nurse Specialist – Riley Cancer Center Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Indianapolis, IN —————————— ——————————————- Original Message: Sent: 07-09-2019 08:38 AM From: Lisa Honeyford Subject: CVL Dressing Help Required
Morning! We have a 22 month old post BMT patient who develops contact with every dressing we have tried. The patient has had three central lines “fall out” in the last month because we have been unable to secure them.
Dressings we have tried and have failed for the following reasons include:
Peels off the patient within 24 hours and therefore doesn’t secure the line safely
Any ideas out there?? Thanks in advance.
—————————— Lisa Honeyford, CPHON,RN Pickering, ON Canada ——————————