Hi, I did a search for this topic before posting and the most recent one was 2009----it was interesting that someone posted it was found they weren't effective, whereas others said it is......What's the policy where you work?
Where I'm working, we don't deal with PICCs often, so that's another reason I want to ask. At my previous, we ALWAYS used the biopatch, but now, we're only using the regular dressing kit, which contains the spongy chlorhexadine thingee to cleanse the insertion site.
I was reading on a PICC Nursing site about the biopatch, and it seems as though it is still used a lot. I suggested it to my boss and am awaiting her response.