Hickman/Broviac Catheters. Dressing Changes by Kathy Mick, R.N. and Masayo Watanabe, M.D. Section of Hematology/Oncology The Children’s Mercy Hospital. CHANGING THE DRESSING.
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by Kathy Mick, R.N. and
Masayo Watanabe, M.D.
Section of Hematology/Oncology
The Children’s Mercy Hospital
“Persist” dressing change tray, scissors, alcohol swabs and tape, such as “Hypafix”
for 10 - 15
Remove the old dressing
GET GLOVES ON!
These gloves are sterile.
Please put them on so that they
SET UP THE KIT
Clean the entire area to be covered by the dressing with 3 alcohol swabs
Start at the catheter exit site and clean outward in a circular motion
Clean the Catheter Tubing with 2 Alcohol Wipes
The old “Persist”, from the previous dressing change, should be removed from the catheter.
Start at the exit site and clean up the catheter.
Clean with 3 Persist Swabs
Clean the entire area that the dressing covers.
Start at the catheter exit site; Clean outward in a circular motion.
Let Persist air dry between swabs.
Let the Persist Air Dry.Then Apply the Dressing.
Depending upon the size of your child, you may need to cut the dressing to fit
Tape the Catheter down
Tape should be on the skin, and not the dressing.
Loop the Catheter tubing if necessary