IV site protectors for peds..

  1. We recently had a child come to our facility from a larger hospital in Ft. Wayne. Around his IV site he had a splint like device. We called the transferring hospital and they said they were called "no-nos." We want some!!! Problem is we haven't been able to tract down where to get them. My boss called the hospital the child came from and she was transferred to several people. They all knew what she was talking about but weren't sure who ordered them or what company made them. Anyone here have any ideas? Thanks. I am so tired of using arm boards and kerlix to protect IV sites....any help would be appreciated...Thanks...
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   frannybee
    From a quick search, it might be one of these:IV House

    Look familiar?
  4. by   P_RN
    Oh that is too neat!
  5. by   ayemmeff
    That's fantastic! Is any where using them in the UK,Franny,that you know of??? I want some!!!
  6. by   WalMart_ADN
    you know those small plastic cups, the 120cc ones? we take those, cut them in half, put cloth tape around the sharp edges, and voila, a little iv house. slap a sticker over it and they are customized lol. easily lifts up to check out the site underneath it, while keeping little fingers away.
  7. by   NICU_Nurse
    I've also seen these, by PediaPals:

    http://www.pediapals.com/pediatric-m...s.html#ivguard
  8. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by frannybee
    From a quick search, it might be one of these:IV House

    Look familiar?
    Nope, that is not it. But thanks for looking. This thing looks like a splint you would use for a sprained wrist-has velcro tabs. No tape is needed....The peds dept at the other hospital said they use them religiously.....
  9. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by Kristi2377
    I've also seen these, by PediaPals:

    http://www.pediapals.com/pediatric-m...s.html#ivguard
    Lots of cute stuff, but their IV guard isn't it either.

    I even looked on the IV protector itself and no luck. The tag didn't have squat on it....just the size....
  10. by   frannybee
    Originally posted by deespoohbear
    Nope, that is not it. But thanks for looking. This thing looks like a splint you would use for a sprained wrist-has velcro tabs. No tape is needed....The peds dept at the other hospital said they use them religiously.....
    They have ones for wrist/forearm/upper arm as well, and none of them need tape, they're all the velcro strappy kind. Have a delve into the ordering pages and they have diagrams and sizes etc. Probably not exactly the same as the ones you saw, but better than a slap in the belly with a wet kipper

    Sorry Ayemmeff, I haven't seen them anywhere except on their site. Wish I had - I imagine you'd be able to order them via the sites mentioned on their homepage if your trust was willing to cough up.

    WalMart, when I did my paeds placement the nurses used the offcuts of O2 tubing and cut it along the length then slide it onto the cup lip after trimming it down - makes a dinky little plastic cuff for the bottom of the cup that doesn't cut in quite so much. The 02 tubing offcuts were also used for popping over the ends of our scissors so we didn't stab ourselves in the leg when we sat down.

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