My co-worker showed me how to do a PICC Line dressing change yesterday. I knew it was an incorrect technique because I reviewed the skill in youtube before. All my co-worker did was just removed the tecoderm and replaced it with a new one then dated it. What? What would you do if you were in that situation.
Jan 29, '12
I would trust the PICC nurse who has probably done plenty of dressing changes, and was also specially trained to become a PICC nurse. If I've learned anything by now it's that how you do things in school, in a nice controlled lab atmosphere is not an accurate reflection whatsoever of the real world. If you watched a procedure on you tube I'm willing to bet it was done under very calm controlled conditions.
I learned this real fast when it came to putting in a foley- yes I kept sterile, but the minute I started screwing around wrestling that stupid fenistrated drape and the other drape thingy, the preceptor I was with snatched it clean out of my hand and said that those things are nothing but a pain in the butt to try to finagle.
Last edit by PeepnBiscuitsRN on Jan 29, '12
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