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Re: [IP] infection in site.
> every once in a while when Chris changes his site the old site will
> have puss
> coming out. I can't figure out how this happens when we clean the
> site and use the sandwich method.
It's possible that either you or your child is a staph carrier. This
is pretty common. You need to take additional precautions when doing
the insertion, they're easy.
Wash your hands, be VERY careful not to touch your face -- this is
hard to do since we do it unconsciously all the time. Lay several
clean paper towels on the table, handling only by the edges (paper is
cleaner than washed cloth towels). Lay out all the supplies on the
towels. REMEMBER, don't touch your face or breath/cough in the
Prep the site with the subset of the steps below that you need, but
make sure and use the PROVIDINE
apply antiperspirant, let dry
apply Providine or other Iodine based prep, let dry
remove excess with alcohol pad, let dry
apply skin prep, let dry
apply gorilla snot if needed, let dry
apply undertape if necessary to help stick or to suppress allergic
skin reaction apply infusion set apply over tape if necessary
While doing this, make sure to not touch anything but the edges of
things you handle that will go on the skin.
These procedures will probably eliminate the infection problem.
Site infections can be quite serious and are not to be taken lightly.
One of them can blow up in a matter of hours into a life threatening
situation -- I am not exaggerating -- this type of infection
should not be taken lightly. You should talk to your medical team ANY
TIME you detect one of these. Treatment is generally routine, but you
never know. Our doctor recommends soaking twice daily with a hot (as
you can stand) compress and following up with the Dr's office if
there is not immediate improvement or if there is ANY worsening.
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