How does your unit secure IVs? (and feeding tubes, cannulas, etc) - Page 2Register Today!
- Jan 19 by Mimi2RNWe use Tegaderm or Veniguards, with or without armboards. I get very irritated when I find an IV with the insertion site covered with tape!
- Jan 27 by Katie71275Im an NT in the NICU and we use tegaderms to secure NG/OG tubes to the face. As for IVs, nope you can't see the insertion site at all!! I wondered about that too. They use tegaderm over the site and then wrap it with pink tape(hi-tape)and gauze(and arm boards).
In PICU/Peds, we did the IV with a tegaderm then used arm boards and kerflix with thick strips of tape, but it was made so that usually only the tegaderm touched the skin and the tape was laid over the gauze and secured.