I'm curious how everyone is covering their neonatal hand and arm IV's. In my SCN, some nurses like to cover them with diapers. I feel this looks tacky. I usually use one of our neonatal hats, not the ones made by our volunteers, but the ones that our hospital supplies. I'm just curious if anyone has other ideas. I like to cover the IV and board to keep the baby from scratching their body and face and take it off for hourly checks and when I am administering meds.
i would never cover up an iv site. for small babies or sedated babies i use rolled up gauze as an arm board.
Last edit by babybums on Nov 26, '11
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