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----- Original Message -----
From: "Fran Baumgartner" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2001 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] IV PREP

> At 03:38 PM 5/24/2001 -0600, you wrote:
> >At 03:30 PM 5/24/01, you wrote:
> >>While cahnging  his set yesterday, my husband accidentally used an
> >>swab to clean the new site instead of an IV Prep swab.  He was
very upset and
> >>  wanted to pull it out and get another set, for fear of
> >>
> >>Has this ever happened to anyone out there?  Any advice would be
> I think he will be just fine.  I only use the IV Prep swab  for the
> aspect so my catheter stays in snuggling without having to use more
> tape.  When I was on a pump 20 years ago, for six years, I never
once used
> alcohol swabs and wore my sight for 2 weeks once and never ever got
> infection.  So I really think your husband is safe and no I am not
> encouraging wearing sights for 2 weeks or not using some sort of
prep.  I
> am a good little girl these days.  <sigh>  :-)
> Fran
After I had been pumping about 2 weeks I quit using any swabs, IV prep
or anything else. I have used sof-sets, sils and now quick sets. I
have had a problem only once in 2 years of pumping, and I believe that
was caused by trying to use a site for 6 days.

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