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- Feb 6, '12 by darynashWe do not use armboards or cover IV sites. We have had no problems with babies scratching themselves.
- Feb 9, '12 by MegNeoNurseWe never cover our IVs in NICU, in PICU yes as those kids actually realize they have an I'VE in their arm/hand and might pull it out. In NICU sometimes all you have for access is a PIV and TPN is often run peripherally. I would NEVER have TPN, bicarbonate, a KCl blouse etc running peripherally and not be able to see the insertion site at least hourly. Infiltration can cause serious damage!!!