Instructed patient about Midline activities to avoid do not lift heavy items or do very hard exercise, such as shoveling. Do not use sharp objects near the catheter to avoid cutting or damaging it. Remind caregivers not to check your blood pressure or give needles in the arm where the catheter is placed.
Instructed patient in medications Vancomycin and Cefepime treats bacterial infections. Instructed patient about Midline activities to avoid Bathing: Caregivers may tell you to take showers rather than baths to help prevent infection. When bathing, keep the area where the catheter is inserted covered and sealed with plastic wrap. This will keep the area of skin and the bandage dry, and help prevent an infection.
Instructed patient what should you know about caring for your midline catheter: Hand washing: Always wash your hands with soap and water before touching the catheter or the area around it. Washing your hands will help prevent infection.