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Topic: IV Question
06-19-2008 08:23 AM
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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Member # 12770
06-19-2008 11:58 AM
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. Feelfit
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06-19-2008 12:45 PM
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
Member # 6284
06-20-2008 12:52 PM
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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