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Re: Re: [IP] Infusion site irritation



On Sun, 9 Nov 1997 email @ redacted wrote:
> just another hint re: sites.  when using betadine you want to allow it to dry
> then wipe it off prior to applying the tape.  reason, the betadine creates a
> barrier that washes off.  so, when you shower the set can become dislogded.
>  i learned this when working with a patient who was using the betadine method
> and was losing all of his sites every time he showered.  once we switched how
> he was using the betadine the problem resolved.  good luck.

Use a skin prep such as smith-nephew to make the skin tacky, works like a 
charm and the edges never peel up.

Michael