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1Bitten2XShy
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I just had a PIV installed on Tuesday. UUGGHH

Anyway, my LLMD is very specific on what to use etc.

Two items are a Biopatch and a Large Tegaderm dressing.

I have neither. I did have the Tegaderm, but the home nurse did not like that, ripped it off with 2/3 of my arm hair and just put some cloth tape over the needle area, calling it a "Chevron".

So, now all I have is a small piece of cloth tape covering the insertion needle.

I am to have this PIV in thru Saturday.

Am I being anal here, or should I complain. I surely do not need infection!

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feelfit
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Sorry, this is a temporary line? I had a central line PICC and it was covered w/ tegaderm at all times.

If your line was originally covered w/ tegaderm and that is what your doc wanted, I would insist that those instructions be followed.

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quote:
Originally posted by feelfit:

If your line was originally covered w/ tegaderm and that is what your doc wanted, I would insist that those instructions be followed.

Feelfit

I agree with feelfit. If that was what your dr wanted, then that is what you should get.

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Well that is where I am at as well. Nurse will be here late this afternoon, as she is concerned with me having a PIV.

However, I did my 3rd infusion at 9AM this morning and about 1.5 hrs after it ended I am itching like crazy. Benadryl does not seem to be cutting it....so, at this point I am not sure if they will stop the IV anyway. AAARRGGHH

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What are you infusing?

It is not uncommon to develop a lyme rash upon beginning an iv abx. It can also be a reaction to adhesives.

How long are you scheduled to infuse abx and what is the reason for the temporary line?

I agree with others that you dressing care should follow your drs guidlines for protection from infection.

I wish you well!

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