PICC line removal Education provided on site care following PICC line removal: positioning, keep dressing clean, dry and intact 24 hrs, do not lift over 5 lbs, report immediately S&S complications to on call RN: fever; chills;redness at site, swelling or purulent drainage at site, bruising or bleeding at site, increased shortness of breath.
Instructed patient Keep the dressing (or bandage) clean, dry, and secured to the skin. Do not put lotions or ointments under the dressing. Call your provider right away if you have any of the following: Pain or burning in your shoulder, chest, back, arm, or leg Fever of 100.4?F (38.0?C) or higher Chills Signs of infection at the catheter site (pain, redness, drainage, burning, or stinging)
Instructed patient drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps keep clots from forming.
Instructed patient keep the PICC dry. The catheter and dressing must stay dry.
Instructed patient as much as possible, use the arm with the PICC in it for normal daily activities. Lack of movement can lead to blood clots. So it's important to move your arm as you normally would. Your healthcare team may suggest light arm exercises. Avoid activities or exercises that require major use of your arm, such as sports, unless your healthcare provider says it's OK.
Instructed patient avoid any activities that cause mild pain in your arm. Talk to your healthcare team if you have concerns about pain or range of motion. Don't lift anything heavier than 10 pounds with the affected arm.
Instructed patient drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps keep clots from forming. Instructed patient call your provider right away if coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath, a racing or irregular heartbeat, muscle stiffness or trouble moving tightness in your arm, above the catheter site.
Instructed patient If the PICC gets damaged, it won't work right and could raise your chance of infection. Call your healthcare team right away if any damage occurs. To protect the PICC at home.
Instructed patient Call your provider right away if you have any of the following: Pain or burning in your shoulder, chest, back, arm, or leg Fever of 100.4 F (38.0 C) or higher Chills Signs of infection at the catheter site (pain, redness, drainage, burning, or stinging)
Instructed patient / caregiver about cadd pump Practical advantages: Easily titrated, Facilitates patient control Reliable records of PRN dosing, may reduce nursing burden, Reduce risk of drug diversion.