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.
Instructed patient What are some of the benefits of the care wear PICC line cover. The PICC line cover is antimicrobial. It is machine washable and can be machine dried with the rest of the laundry. The PICC line cover has a unique mesh window that allows for air to get into the dressing which is required for the dressing to be fully functional.