I work in peds onc and all our kids have CVLs. We now have a kid that has a tunnelled femoral line. It comes out on his anterior thigh. Our surgeon tells us he has run out of acces in his chest/neck. Has anyone seen one of these before??? It is constantly pulling despite loops under the dressing and being safety pinned everywhere. Any suggestions??
Jan 22, '03
No I have not. I will watch this thread though. Seems scarey in a child.................
Jan 23, '03
STOCKINETTE DRESSING TO HIS THIGH AFTER TAPING? MIGHT HELP
WOULD LOSE THE SAFETY PIN THOUGH...HATE TO PUNCTURE THE LINE ACCIDENTALLY
Jan 31, '03
actually we safety pin ALL of our cvls. We tape little flags onto the line and then pin them....have never had a problem and it has saved more than a few from being yanked !