Post care of a perclose?

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    I work in a cardiac med unit where we also have 8 post angioplasty recovery beds where I'm now being trained. My question is about perclose... I was told there's nothing we really do with them. They come back from the cath lab with a tegaderm on top and it sounds like they're sent home with that and told they can take off the dressing the next day. Anyone have any experience with this?
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    We take these patients frequently on my floor and are a cardio thoracic step down unit. We keep them on bed rest post hemostasis for 4-6 hrs depending on drs orders then begun to come off bed rest and ambulated. If no bleeding or hematoma, they go home next morning, perclose or other closure. Pretty straightforward as long as no bleeding, and yes to tegaderm, often over a thrombix pad on our unit.
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    Quote from gigglestarsRN
    We take these patients frequently on my floor and are a cardio thoracic step down unit. We keep them on bed rest post hemostasis for 4-6 hrs depending on drs orders then begun to come off bed rest and ambulated. If no bleeding or hematoma, they go home next morning, perclose or other closure. Pretty straightforward as long as no bleeding, and yes to tegaderm, often over a thrombix pad on our unit.
    Ok thanks! This might be a dumb question but what does it typically look like under the tegaderm? I'm just having a hard time visualizing this.
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    Quote from rng2013
    Ok thanks! This might be a dumb question but what does it typically look like under the tegaderm? I'm just having a hard time visualizing this.
    It's just a little pinpoint puncture-type wound.


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