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[IP] Advice needed
Several people have sounded off on this and I agree
with all that has been written, but I wanted to add another tidbit RE
insertion. I routinely go four days without any infection or
I only use Silhouette sets. I wash, use IV
prep wipe, let it dry, and then put a drop of betadine right where I'm going to
insert. Then I use a dressing and put another drop of betadine on the
dressing at the same spot. After it has all dried, I insert the infusion
set. You could smear betadine all over the area if you want.
Sometimes I'll put another dressing over the top of
the whole thing and trim it back so that I can disconnect, but covering the
canulus and adhesive pad.
I always change infusion sets right after my
Wash your hands with hibi-clense (sp?) antibiotic