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[IPk] Tegaderm

Hi All

Had the question below from a list member on the UK CWD list
 If one uses Tegaderm as a barrier under the infusion sets it is OK to insert
the cannula through it, or should one make a hole?

We've never had a problem with sets so never had to use any barriers.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Hirst 
> Sent: 25 June 2008 18:44
> To: email @ redacted; CWD
> Subject: [CWD UK] Tegaderm
> Hi Jacqui and anyone else with experience of tegaderm
> Matthew had a skin reaction when we tried out the pump a few weeks 
> ago.  Jacqui very kindly went me some tegaderm patches to try which 
> worked beautifully on Matty - we left it on two days with no 
> reaction, although not with the pump yet.  We had our regular hosp 
> appointment this week (hba1c 8.8  so I mentioned the tegaderm being a 
> possibility of using with the pump, but they weren't happy with this 
> because they thought it would effectively be "injected" into the body 
> when you insert the canula.  They have only ever seen it used as a 
> dressing.  What are your thoughts on this?  I had never thought of 
> this. Surely this would apply to anything else used - eg spray, cream 
> etc.  UCLH must know what they are doing (?)
> Lisa
> Mum to Matty aged 9 (dx 2005) and Fraser aged 12, married to 
> Alastair. Under Cheltenham hospital at Cirencester clinic.
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