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Re: [IP] Infections Should I worry?

>  Why are infusion site
> infections more serious than any regular cut infection?  If the
> infection is serious, will he run a fever, or show no signs at all.

Maybe spot can provide a precise answer. BUT, you can do a lot to 
prevent them by using better sterile field techniques when doing the 
insertion. This is from an earlier post.

Proper prep should help stop the problem. -- in 
particular you must not touch your face while doing site prep or
insertion -- this is harder to do than you might imagine. Carefully
wash your hands, dry them on a paper towel or a freshly laundered
towel -- studies show that the paper towel is actually cleaner.
Arrange all of the necessary goodies, insulin, syringes, tape, set --
on a "clean" surface or another paper towel. Prep the site first with
a Providine wipe -- let dry. Remove excess iodine with an alcohol wipe
-- let dry. Apply IV Prep or Skin Prep -- let dry. Apply barrier tape
OR infusion set as necessary --finish tape as required. Remember !!
don't touch your face while doing this -- try to touch only what is
absolutely necessary. Don't let your son touch anything either.

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